Confederate General from Big Sur
Richard Brautigan

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Narrated By: Jim Meskimen

Duration: 3 hours and 45 minutes

What to expect

California, 1957. Lee Mellon believes he is the descendant of the only Confederate general to have come from Big Sur and is himself a seeker of truth in his own modern-day war against the status quo.

For the first time in audio, A Confederate General from Big Sur was the late Richard Brautigan’s first published novel, written when he was twenty-eight.


Classic fiction, Fiction: general and literary

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“An absorbing, irritating, and terribly amusing book that brings to American humor a new and disturbing voice.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“Brautigan…makes all the senses breathe. Only a hedonist could cram so much life onto a single page.”