Through the Windshield

Through the Windshield Mike DeCapite s Through the Windshield is a journey to the end of the night in a LeSabre What began in as a single page of notes for a book about a year in the life of a down and out cab drive

  • Title: Through the Windshield
  • Author: Mike DeCapite
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Mike DeCapite s Through the Windshield is a journey to the end of the night in a 74 LeSabre What began in 1985 as a single page of notes for a book about a year in the life of a down and out cab driver became, five years later, this tour de force novel, full of characters, weather, talk, illuminations, laughter full of life Widely circulated in manuscript and excerptedMike DeCapite s Through the Windshield is a journey to the end of the night in a 74 LeSabre What began in 1985 as a single page of notes for a book about a year in the life of a down and out cab driver became, five years later, this tour de force novel, full of characters, weather, talk, illuminations, laughter full of life Widely circulated in manuscript and excerpted in little magazines, the book already had a reputation by the time it was published in the original Sparkle Street edition of 1998 Now pdated for Kindle For almost a decade, Through the Windshield existed as a kind of ghost book, disembodied but with a variegated voice that wailed through an underground tunnel connecting the literary subcultures of two cities DeCapite s renditions of rollicking riffs from his unpublished novel highlighted many a reading on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and Southside of Cleveland in the late 1980s Read it for its humor Read it for its pain Or read it for its language, a hard boiled version of Beat expansiveness One thing s certain with all the different and sometimes contradictory things that this book accomplishes, you ll never read anything else like it Frank Green, The Cleveland Free Times One of the better American novels published in the last several years Harvey Pekar, The Austin Chronicle A novel of undeniable and unusual merit, DeCapite s achievement is so extraordinary that a belated appreciation must be penned in the hope it will cause at least one other person to pick up this book A down at the heels masterpiece Jocko Weyland, Rain Taxi

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