Shed is a half-breed bisexual boy who earns his keep at Ida Richilieu's outrageously pink whorehouse in the tiny turn-of-the-century town of Excellent, Idaho. Leaving behind the nights of drinking, talking and smoking opium stardust with his eccentric family, Shed sets off alone in search of the meaning of his Indian name and in search of himself.
Along the way he falls in love with Dellwood Barker, a man who talks to the moon and may be Shed's father. But it is not until Shed is back in Excellent, and Ida has lost her legs and Dellwood his mind, that he attains the wisdom for which he is searching.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
They told me it needs 5-12 days but 5 weeks and it hasn't arrive! Don't trust this people.Published on 2 Nov. 2010 by Bitxa
A wild, raunchy, terrible joyride of a story about growing up in the world and getting to know who you are, what you are.
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This was a gift to me from someone who wanted to tell me about himself. There is so much meaning in every page I had to "put the book down" regularly and stop reading in order to... Read morePublished on 18 Mar. 2004
I loved this book.I've never ever read anyting like this ever.Its a very powerfully told story,which is NOT REALLY A BOOK,if u know what i mean!!!Published on 24 Jun. 1999
I loved the book so much, that I gave it away to a friend so that he may enjoy it also. The story easy to follow and beautifully told. The language is engaging and lyrical. Read morePublished on 7 May 1999