9780670031726

Drop City

ISBN 10: 0670031720 / 0-670-03172-0
ISBN 13: 9780670031726
Publisher: Viking Pr
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews:
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"[A] big, racy tale....Probably the fullest picture of the hippie culture of the late '60s since Marge Piercy's early fiction, and one of Boyle's best."

Kirkus, 12/15/2002

Review:

"Sentence by sentence, Boyle has always been a fiendishly talented writer, and there's little doubt he knows plenty about the countercultural currents upon which this book speeds along....What is surprising is how soulful DROP CITY frequently is, and how much human complexity Boyle manages to smuggle in under the cover of his jittery, get-this-man-a-decaf prose....Boyle gives us a lot more than simply a line of bong-addled innocents led to slaughter. In its own sly way, this may be his most affecting and emotionally complex novel since WORLD'S END....[I]f anything DROP CITY is 100 pages too short. But Boyle has more than enough room to provide one of the funniest, and at the same time most subtle, novels we've had about the hippie era's slow fade to black."

Dwight Garner, New York Times Book Review, 02/23/2003

 
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Book Description: Viking Books, United States, 2003. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 237 x 161 mm. Brand New Book. T.C. Boyle has proven himself to be a master storyteller who can do just about anything. But even his most ardent admirers may be caught off guard by his ninth novel, for Boyle has delivered something completely unexpected: a serious and richly rewarding character study that is his most accomplished and deeply satisfying work to date. It is 1970, and a down-at-the-heels California commune has decided to relocate to the last frontier-the unforgiving landscape of interior Alaska-in the ultimate expression of going back to the land. The novel opposes two groups of characters: Sess Harder, his wife Pamela, and other young Alaskans who are already homesteading in the wilderness and the brothers and sisters of Drop City, who, despite their devotion to peace, free love, and the simple life, find their commune riven by tensions. As these two communities collide, their alliances shift and unexpected friendships and dangerous enmities are born as everyone struggles with the bare essentials of life: love, nourishment, and a roof over one s head. Drop City is not a satire or a nostalgic look at the sixties, though its evocation of the period is presented with a truth and clarity that no book on that era has achieved. This is a surprising book, a rich, allusive, and nonsentimental look at the ideals of a generation and their impact on today s radically transformed world. Above all, it is a novel infused with the lyricism and take-no-prisoners storytelling for which T.C. Boyle is justly famous. Bookseller Inventory # NLF9780670031726

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Book Description: Viking Books, United States, 2003. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 237 x 161 mm. Brand New Book. T.C. Boyle has proven himself to be a master storyteller who can do just about anything. But even his most ardent admirers may be caught off guard by his ninth novel, for Boyle has delivered something completely unexpected: a serious and richly rewarding character study that is his most accomplished and deeply satisfying work to date. It is 1970, and a down-at-the-heels California commune has decided to relocate to the last frontier-the unforgiving landscape of interior Alaska-in the ultimate expression of going back to the land. The novel opposes two groups of characters: Sess Harder, his wife Pamela, and other young Alaskans who are already homesteading in the wilderness and the brothers and sisters of Drop City, who, despite their devotion to peace, free love, and the simple life, find their commune riven by tensions. As these two communities collide, their alliances shift and unexpected friendships and dangerous enmities are born as everyone struggles with the bare essentials of life: love, nourishment, and a roof over one s head. Drop City is not a satire or a nostalgic look at the sixties, though its evocation of the period is presented with a truth and clarity that no book on that era has achieved. This is a surprising book, a rich, allusive, and nonsentimental look at the ideals of a generation and their impact on today s radically transformed world. Above all, it is a novel infused with the lyricism and take-no-prisoners storytelling for which T.C. Boyle is justly famous. Bookseller Inventory # NLF9780670031726

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