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Kicking a Dead Horse

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Written by Sam ShepardAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sam Shepard

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 84 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: June 10, 2008
  • Price: $14.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-38682-3 (0-307-38682-1)
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A solitary man digs a hole in the ground, near a dead horse. Amidst the clutter of food and equipment stands Hobart Struther, who has ridden all the way out to the middle of nowhere on a holy mission. But one day into his “Great Sojourn,” things are looking bleak. His horse has choked to death, he's miles away from civilization, and there's not a person around to talk to – other than himself. As Hobart examines his rise — how he built a vast art collection while ensconced in a comfortable Park Avenue lifestyle — he digs deep into his own history, unearthing truths about his past while still struggling to find the answers he needs. With Shepard's linguistic flair, subtle humor, and probing insights, Kicking a Dead Horse is an invigorating addition to the works of one of America's most innovative playwrights.


“Classic Shepard, rueful and paradoxic. . . . Highly entertaining.”
Sunday Independent

“Witty. . . . the writing is razor sharp.”
Irish Independent

“Bold. . . . Kicking a dead horse he may be, but it never feels as though Shepard is flogging it.”
Irish Times