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Drop City

Drop City
 

Sexy 70s-set novel by the author of The Tortilla Curtain

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ISBN 9781408826812
Barcode 9781408826812
Published 1 July 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Boyle, T. C.
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ISBN-13 9781408826812
ISBN-10 140882681X
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Publication Date 1 July 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Boyle, T. C.
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Hippies - Fiction - Alaska, Communal living - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

It is the seventies, at the height of flower power. Star has just joined Drop City, a hippie commune in sunny California living the simple, natural life. But underneath the drugs, music and transcendent bliss, she slowly discovers tensions and sexual rivalries that threaten to split the community apart. A world away in Boynton, a tiny town in the interior of Alaska, Sess Harder, a pioneer who actually does live off the land, hunting, trapping and fishing, yearns for someone to share the harsh winters with him. When the authorities threaten to close down Drop City, the hippies abandon camp and head up north to Alaska, the last frontier. But neither they nor the inhabitants of Boynton are completely prepared for each other - and as the two communities collide, unexpected friendships and dangerous enmities are born.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Boyle's riveting new novel lays bare the raw reality behind the city-dweller's romantic dream of living at one with nature

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Author's Bio

T.C. Boyle's novels include WORLD'S END winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, THE TORTILLA CURTAIN, RIVEN ROCK,WATER MUSIC and FRIEND OF THE EARTH. His stories appear regularly in most major magazines, including The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, Granta and The Paris Review. He lives in California.

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