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Macmillan, Mar 12, 2001 - Fiction - 331 pages
30 Reviews
Ray Shackleford lives in the ruins of the idealistic 1960s. Veteran of failed garage bands, he works as a repairman of stereo equipment, tending the dying embers of his marriage, and dreaming of bygone days and the music that almost was.

When he finds the music he dreams of has been mysteriously recorded by his tape deck, Ray is drawn into the past, to revisit the histories of Hendrix, Morrison, and the Beatles...along with the history of Ray Shackleford.

Vividly re-creating a lost era that might have been, Glimpses fuses the hopes and dreams in the music with a powerful vision of reality.

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User Review  - Anne Martens - Goodreads

Loved it, despite a somewhat contrived premise that got silly in the Hendrix chapter. Who cares - I love music and the back stories and the way it helps us process everything important in life - and this book was just that: a love for music and messy, complicated, life. Read full review

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User Review  - Graeme Mc pherson - Goodreads

Ray Shackleford has a gift that just pops up out of nowhere one day - the ability to bring to life classic recordings that were abandoned and never saw the light of day. One day he listens to the ... Read full review

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Lewis Shiner is the award-winning author of five novels, most recently Say Goodbye, The Laurie Moss Story. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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