Love In The Ruins

Percy, Walker

Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 1971
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New York. 1971. Farrar Straus Giroux. 1st Printing. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 24. 403 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Janet Halverson. 0374193029. keywords: May 28. inventory # 15830. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Love in the Ruins is a novel of speculative or science fiction by author Walker Percy from 1971. It follows its main character, Dr Thomas More, namesake and descendant of Sir Thomas More (author of Utopia), a psychiatrist in a small town in Louisiana called Paradise. Over time, the US has become progressively more fragmented, between left and right, black and white, as social trends of the 1960s run to illogical extremes. Society begins to come apart at the seams and no one except More seems to notice and no one, including him, seems particularly to care. More, a lapsed Catholic, an alcoholic, and a womanizer, invents a device that he names the Ontological Lapsometer, which can diagnose and treat the harmful mental states at the root of society's slow disintegration. However, in the wrong hands, the device can also exacerbate the problems, and a government representative, intent on getting More a Nobel Prize, seeks to put it to his own uses while More attempts to prevent a disaster. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Amid the decadence and polarization of a future American society, a U.S. doctor discovers a promising cure for all the ills of the human psyche

From the Publisher: "A great adventure...So outrageous and so real, one is left speechless." --Chicago Sun-Times

"A comedy of love against a field of anarchy...Percy is easily one of the finest writers we have." --New York Times Book Review

"Immensely readable, vividly entertaining." --Los Angeles Times

"Brilliant and hilarious...some of the most fascinating characters you'll ever encounter." --Dallas Morning News

"One of the major novels of our time." --Milwaukee Journal

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Title: Love In The Ruins
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publication Date: 1971
Binding: hardcover
Edition: 1st Edition.

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