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American Interior is the story of these twin odysseys - of how wild fantasies interact with hard history and how myth-making can inspire humans to partake in crazy, vain pursuits of glory, including exploration, war and the creative arts.

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Gruff Rhys is known around the world for his work as a solo artist as well as singer and songwriter with Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon, and for his collaborations with Gorillaz, Mogwai, Dangermouse and Sparklehorse amongst others. The latest album by Neon Neon, Praxis Makes Perfect, based on the life of radical Italian publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, was recently performed as an immersive live concert with National Theatre Wales. american-interior.com

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A story about gullibility, contradiction, ambition, inexplicable wanderlust . . . this brilliantly life-affirming book highlights a world of wonder far beyond orthodox history -- John Harris * Guardian *
A charming and entertainingly written book * Independent *
High entertainment . . . written in an exuberant, entertaining style, American Interior is alive to the quixotic nature of Evans's quest, while offering a sideways look at the nexus between history and myth * Financial Times *
A joyous and poignant celebration of the mythical and the real * Caught by the River *
The most comprehensive study yet of this strange historical figure . . . leavened with Rhys's wry humour and neat turns of phrase * Sunday Express *
Rhys has now been a conduit for good ideas for over two decades. You can't help wishing there were more like him * Q Magazine *

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