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For Steve Erickson, acclaimed author of visionary novels like Days Between Stations and Arc d'X, what began in the fall of 1995 as an assignment from Rolling Stone to cover the presidential campaign soon became a much stranger and more audacious mission: to create a portrait of America in a state of entropy. In what Erickson calls "a nation of nomads", not only has the political and moral gravity imploded but also the gravity of the psyche and spirit, where the country originally conceived as a floating crap game of benign Jeffersonian anarchy perilously approaches something more twisted and malignant -- Thomas Jefferson's anti-country giving way to Timothy McVeigh's. From state to state and primary to convention, from historic icebound New Hampshire to rootless, apocalyptic Los Angeles, from the techno-pyramids of Las Vegas to the ancient Indian pyramids of the Midwest, with Patti Smith and Frank Sinatra as the soundtrack, Erickson wanders the highways of a republic in revolt against itself and in search of its own meaning.
Product Name: AMERICAN NOMAD - Pop Visions, Restless Politics, and Apocalyptic Memories at the End of the Millennium
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: New York, Henry holt and Co.: 1997
ISBN Number: 0-8050-5155-4
ISBN Number 13: 9780805051551
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 003680
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