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Grouped Work ID3a024975-150f-25fa-6286-6494f459a207
Grouping Titlem train
Grouping Authorpatti smith
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-10-26 05:27:35AM
Last Indexed2021-10-26 05:46:52AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781101923009

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display_descriptionFrom the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids: a “sublime collection of true stories … and wild imaginings that take us to the very heart of who Patti Smith is” (Vanity Fair), told through the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. Patti Smith calls this bestselling work “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, we travel to Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul in Mexico; to the fertile moon terrain of Iceland; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York’s Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; to the West 4th Street subway station, filled with the sounds of the Velvet Underground after the death of Lou Reed; 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.

Featuring a postscript with five new photos from Patti Smith
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publisherAlfred A. Knopf,
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Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
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subject_facetRock musicians -- United States -- Biography
Smith, Patti
Women rock musicians -- United States -- Biography
title_displayM train
title_fullM Train
M train / Patti Smith
title_shortM train
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Literary Criticism
Rock musicians
Smith, Patti
Women rock musicians