Glimpses

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Macmillan, Mar 12, 2001 - Fiction - 331 pages
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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  - revslick - LibraryThing

Lewis Shiner has written a great American Rock 'n Roll novel. Honestly, it was hard to get into as the pacing is a little awkward, but chalk this to the backbeat and keep pressing forward. Ray ... Read full review

GLIMPSES

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Can the 60's cure the 90's? That's what Texas stereo repairman Ray Shackleford struggles to prove in this strenuous fantasy of rock- and-roll hits that never were. Shortly after his unloving father ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

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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