Title: Puttering About in a Small Land
Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers
Publication Date: 1985
the uncorrected proof in spiralbound red wrappers. 4to. A nearly fine bright copy. Bookseller Inventory # 56371
When Roger and Virginia Lindhal enroll their son Gregg in Mrs. Alt?s Los Padres Valley School in the mountains of Southern California, their marriage is already in deep trouble.
Then the Lindhals meet Chic and Liz Bonner, whose two sons also board at Mrs. Alt?s school. The meeting is a catalyst for a complicated series of emotions and traumas, set against the backdrop of suburban Los Angeles in the early fifties. The buildup of emotional intensity and the finely observed characterizations are a hallmark of Philip K. Dick?s work.
This is a realistic novel filled with details of everyday life and skillfully told from three points of view. It is powerful, eloquent, and gripping.
About the Author: Philip K. Dick?has inspired many movies based on his stories, including the classic Blade Runner. Several more movies are in various stages of development. The official website maintained by the Philip K. Dick Trust can be found at www.philipkdick.com.
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