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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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Loved this book. It wasn't perfect but I'm a songwriter/producer/singer/musician and I loved his take on the music. The love/not love story was okay but the music was unique and interesting especially ... Read full review

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This may be one of the oddest books I've ever read...and yet I liked it very much. This is the second of Shiner's novels I read and again, just like in "Say Goodbye" an honest sentimentality underlies ... 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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