City Lights Books, 1982 - 143 pages
"Motel Chronicles" reveals the fast-moving and sometimes surprising world of the man behind the plays that have made Sam Shepard a live legend in the theater. Shepard chronicles his own life birth in Illinois, childhood memories of Guam, Pasadena and rural Southern California, adventures as ranch hand, waiter, rock musician, dramatist, and film actor. Scenes from this book form the basis of his play Superstitions, and of the film (directed by Wim Wenders) Paris, Texas, winner of the Golden Palm Award at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MSarki - LibraryThing
The story, and the longest in the collection, tells about the injury to the brain of his mother-in-law Scarlett, Johnny Dark's wife, and their family alliance for all chipping in, bringing her home ... Read full review
Review: Motel ChroniclesUser Review - Meesh - Goodreads
Classic Shepard- I loved so many of these short stories- he makes it all seem so easy (writing) (storytelling) the dust, the road, the musing... This one is definitely a keeper. Read full review