- Author: John Jeremiah Sullivan
- Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
- Published: October 2011
- ISBN-10: 0374532907
- ISBN-13: 9780374532901
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 2011
- Subject: LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
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John Jeremiah Sullivan leads readers on a mind-bending tour of American culture: popular, unpopular, and at times completely forgotten. On an addled quest for some kind of American enlightenment, Sullivan takes readers from a joyous Christian rock festival to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, across the Southeast in pursuit of lost blues musicians and nineteenth-century botanists, and to Indiana, tracking the origins of Axl Rose and Michael Jackson. As Sullivan wrestles with the deep strangeness of our moment in history, a unifying narrative starts to emerge, a story about this country we haven’t heard before, haven’t heard told this way. Sullivan is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the southern editor of The Paris Review. 369p.
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