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Jack Isidore, a young man living with his sister and her family in California joins a UFO group that believes the world will end on April 23, 1959
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of a Crap Artist is one of Philip K. Dick's weirdest and most accomplished novels. Jack Isidore is a crap artist -- a collector of crackpot ideas (among other things, he believes that the earth is hallow and that sunlight has weight) and worthless objects, a man so grossly unequipped for real life that his sister and brother-in-law feel compelled to rescue him from it. But seen through Jack's murderously innocent gaze, Charlie and Juddy Hume prove to be just as sealed off from reality, in thrall to obsessions that are slightly more acceptable than Jack's, but a great deal uglier.From the Back Cover:
"One of the most original practitioners writing any kind of fiction." -- The Sunday Times (London)
"Dick is entertaining us about reality and madness, time and death, sin and salvation.... We have our own homegrown Barges."-- Ursula K. LeGuin, New Republic
"Philip K. Dick's best books always describe a future that is both entirely recognizable and utterly unimaginable? -- The New York Times Book Review
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Book Description Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1979. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0417042906