Lost Highway

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997 - Fiction - 258 pages
Lost Highway spans the years between World War II and the Vietnam era to tell the story of an artist and his divided life. In the early days of modern country music, Reeves and his group travel the back roads of the Appalachian South, searching for an audience that will understand the power and grace of their music. Leaving his wife and son at home and virtually penniless in the small town of Maxwell, West Virginia, Reeves finds that his talent is as underappreciated as the country he travels through, a realization that precipitates a crisis of faith and personal vision that devastates his marriage and career. Years later, when his son returns from Vietnam both physically and emotionally maimed, the family faces a turning point that ultimately serves to reunite them - and guides Reeves to a rediscovery of himself as a man and as a musician.

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A sentimental, heart-wrenching tale from novelist and story- writer Currey (The Wars of Heaven, 1990, Fatal Light, 1988, etc.) offers brief glimpses of a banjo player's path—though tragic—to fame ... Read full review

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Set on the road, in forlorn honky-tonks and eventually in Carnegie Hall and a Nashville recording studio, this novel from the author of Fatal Light (LJ 5/15/97) documents the career of country ... Read full review

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Richard Curry is the author of Fatal Light, a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist, and of The Wars of Heaven. He lives in New Mexico.

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