M Train

M Train

Hardback (06 Oct 2015)

Save $1.86

  • $29.69
  • $27.83
Add to basket

Includes delivery to USA

5 copies available online - Usually dispatched within 7 days

Synopsis

National Best Seller 

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Patti Smith has described as "a roadmap to my life."

M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima.

Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith's life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith.

Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, and coffee. It is a powerful, deeply moving book by one of the most remarkable multiplatform artists at work today.

Book information

ISBN: 9781101875100
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Knopf
Pub date:
DEWEY: 782.42166092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 253
Weight: 416g
Height: 205mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 20mm