Richard Thompson explores past in revelatory memoir, 'Beeswing'

The cover of Richard Thompson’s memoir, “Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice, 1967-1975.” “There is dust, and then there is dust,” writes Richard Thompson in the dramatic opening of his memoir “Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice, 1967-1975” (281 pp., $27.95, Algonquin Books), available on April 6 in the United States. He continues: It’s thickest here, in my memory. This remotest room of my mind has been shut up for years, the windows shuttered, the furniture covered with dust sheets. Light hasn’t penetrated into some of these corners for years; in some cases, it never has. I…

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