Puttering About in a Small Land

3.44 avg rating
( 436 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780765316943: Puttering About in a Small Land

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Philip K. Dick has had many movies based on his stories, including the classic, Blade Runner. Several more are in various stages of development.

Review:

“Published posthumously, this work is radically different from the famous science fiction author’s past successes. It is a mood piece, a somber study of two young couples. A curious, oddly compelling book. Turning each page the reader feels an odd suspense and a reluctance to abandon these four unpredictable but somehow endearing people.”
--Booklist on Puttering About in a Small Land

“Dick was...one of the genuine visionaries that North American fiction has produced in this century.”
--L.A. Weekly

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dick, Philip K.
Published by Tor Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 0765316943 ISBN 13: 9780765316943
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Zubal-Books
(Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Tor Books, 2009. Book Condition: New. *FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING until Monday, Dec. 18* first printing, 320 pp., Hardcover, NEW!!! in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # ZB1075041

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Dick, Philip K.
Published by Tor Books
ISBN 10: 0765316943 ISBN 13: 9780765316943
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Tor Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0765316943 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # XM-0765316943

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Dick, Philip K.
Published by Tor Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 0765316943 ISBN 13: 9780765316943
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Tor Books, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110765316943

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Dick, Philip K.
Published by Tor Books
ISBN 10: 0765316943 ISBN 13: 9780765316943
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Tor Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0765316943 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0330505

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds