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Idiot Wind

A Memoir
Narrated by: Kerry Shale
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins

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In 1987 a massive snowstorm hits New York as Peter Kaldheim flees the city, owing drug debts to a dealer who is no stranger to casual violence. 

Leaving behind his chaotic past, Kaldheim hits the road, living hand-to-mouth in flophouses, panhandling with his fellow itinerants. As he makes his way across America in search of a new life, the harsh reality of living hand-to-mouth forces him to face up to his past, from his time in Rikers prison to relationships lost and lamented.  

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

©2019 Peter Kaldheim (P)2019 Canongate Books Ltd

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