The New Generation of Classic Short Stories

Vol. 20, No. 1

My Own Private Idaho

by Gus Van Sant

Released twenty–five years ago, in 1991, and starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves, My Own Private Idaho remains a landmark of American independent cinema. The source story appears publicly for the first time.

This story is available only in the print edition of the Spring 2016 issue. Please purchase a copy from our online store.