Year of the monkey
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Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
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Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
171 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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Language
English
ISBN
9780525657682, 0525657681

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"A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
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"A memoir about the year 2016 in which dreams and reality are interwoven" -- Provided by publisher.
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Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland with no design, yet heeding signs -- including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. In a stranger's words, "Anything is possible: after all, it's the Year of the Monkey." For Smith -- inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing -- the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Smith melds the western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment set in. But as Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope for a better world. Riveting, elegant, often humorous, illustrated by Smith's signature Polaroids, Year of the Monkey is a moving and original work, a touchstone for our turbulent times.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Smith, P. (2019). Year of the monkey. First edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Smith, Patti. 2019. Year of the Monkey. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Smith, Patti, Year of the Monkey. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Smith, Patti. Year of the Monkey. First edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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