Gentlemen of the Shade: My Own Private Idaho

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Price
$12.95  $12.04
Publisher
ECW Press
Publish Date
Pages
104
Dimensions
4.9 X 7.0 X 0.2 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781770413139

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About the Author
Jen Sookfong Lee was born and raised in Vancouver's East Side, and she now lives with her son in North Burnaby. She is the author of The Conjoined; The Better Mother, a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award; The End of East; and Shelter, a novel for young adults. A popular CBC Radio One personality, Jen appears regularly as a contributor on The Next Chapter and is a frequent co-host of the Studio One Book Club.
Reviews

"Jen Sookfong Lee's Gentlemen of the Shade, her critical appreciation of Gus Van Sant's 1991 film My Own Private Idaho, is the seventh Pop Classics title and among the best I've read among these series in making a case to a general reader for the pop artifact at hand ... More than Gen X nostalgia, Lee is interested in how aesthetics influenced the choices of a generation. That should be of interest to us all." -- Globe and Mail

"Gentlemen Of The Shade: My Own Private Idaho by Jen Sookfong Lee revisits the film's impact on the youth of 90s and how that impact informed the decisions of the adults they would become ... [Jen Sookfong Lee] is one of the very best." -- LaineyGossip.com

"Gentlemen of the Shade brought my horny '90s back to me; I felt 20 years younger reading this book. Jen Sookfong Lee presses on the pulse of Van Sant's film, catching its rhythm, and then, in a terrific alchemy, she draws her own images of his dark jaded youths and their hard-won insights across our backs. This is a gorgeous and dirty book, like a line of shooters along the bar to remind you what it was like to be badass." -- Michael V. Smith, author of My Body Is Yours

"Lee perfectly captures the feeling of the pre-internet early 1990s and how My Own Private Idaho helped shape and define alternative culture, as well as influence the ideas and attitudes of a generation." -- This Magazine