Peter Kaldheim’s rising star shone brightly and briefly in the New York literary sky during the 1970s and 80s, before it faded out due to drug problems. Now, after more than thirty years, he reappears with Idiot Wind, the story of his evolution during this long silence. The book also offers a detailed portrait of the country that he has literally crossed completely by foot. Kaldheim reflects the empathy and lessons that other travelers have shared with him, leading him to find a second chance at life.
The original version, Idiot Wind, published by Canongate, is now brought to you in Spanish by Planeta as El viento idiota.