Idiot Wind: A Memoir

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Price
$24.00  $22.32
Publisher
Canongate Books
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.3 X 8.6 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781786897367
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About the Author
Peter Kaldheim graduated in English and Classics from Dartmouth, before going on to work in publishing (as head copy-editor at Harcourt then acquiring editor at Van Nostrand Reinhold), but an addiction to drugs caused his life to come apart, landing him in Rikers Island jail after he sold cocaine to an undercover drug squad agent. He now lives in Lindenhurst, Long Island, where he fishes for fluke on charter boats out of Montauk. Idiot Wind is his first book.
Reviews

"Idiot Wind is an utterly compelling memoir . . . Kaldheim channels Orwell, Kerouac and Frederick Exley as he stumbles across America and finally finds his unlikely way to redemption" JAY MCINERNEY

"Idiot Wind gives the definitive, harrowing, and often grimly hilarious answer to the question of what happens to a person when he "drops off the map", his old life no longer viable and his new life nowhere in sight" WALTER KIRN

"The smart, easygoing voice, personal honesty, and downright humility I found in Peter Kaldheim's memoir, Idiot Wind, grabbed me from the very first page, and I ended up never wanting it to end" DONALD RAY POLLOCK