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Idiot Wind: A Memoir

Idiot Wind: A Memoir

by Peter Kaldheim

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Overview

In 1987 a massive snowstorm hits New York as Peter Kaldheim flees the city, in debt to a drug dealer who is no stranger to casual violence. As he makes his way across America in search of a new life, the harsh reality of vagrancy forces him to face up to his past, from his time in Rikers Island jail, to relationships lost and lamented.

Kaldheim hikes and buses through an America rarely seen, and his encounters with a disparate collection of characters instills in him a new empathy and wisdom, as he journeys on a road less traveled.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786897398
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication date: 07/07/2020
Edition description: Main
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.00(d)

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.