Books: Sam Shepard

Jan 7, 2010
Outside Magazine
Shepard Jacket Knopf

"I cut his face off meticulously. That's all I have to say. Just doing my job. They told me they wanted the face as proof of the pudding. Trouble is it's not the same as skinning a walleye or a yearling buck." —From "Pity the Poor Mercenary," one of the odd, stark stories about the American West in Sam Shepard's new collection, Day Out of Days (Knopf, $25)

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