Drop City

ISBN-10: 0142003808
ISBN-13: 9780142003800
Edition: 2003
Authors: T. C. Boyle
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Description: It is 1970, and a down-at-the-heels California commune devoted to peace, free love, and the simple life has decided to relocate to the last frontierthe unforgiving landscape of interior Alaskain the ultimate expression of going back to the land.  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

It is 1970, and a down-at-the-heels California commune devoted to peace, free love, and the simple life has decided to relocate to the last frontierthe unforgiving landscape of interior Alaskain the ultimate expression of going back to the land. Armed with the spirit of adventure and nave optimism, the inhabitants of Drop City arrive in the wilderness of Alaska only to find their utopia already populated by other young homesteaders. When the two communities collide, unexpected friendships and dangerous enmities are born as everyone struggles with the bare essentials of life: love, nourishment, and a roof over ones head. Rich, allusive, and unsentimental, T.C. Boyles ninth novel is a tour de force infused with the lyricism and take-no-prisoners storytelling for which he is justly famous.

Frederick Taylor was educated at Aylesbury Grammar School, and read History and Modern Languages at Oxford, and did postgraduate work at Sussex University. He is the author of the acclaimed bestseller, Dresden. He edited and translated The Goebbels Diaries. He lives in Cornwall.T. C. Boyle was born Thomas John Boyle in Peekskill, New York on December 2, 1948. He received a B.A. in English and history from SUNY Potsdam in 1968, a MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and a Ph.D. degree in nineteenth century British literature from the University of Iowa in 1977. He has been a member of the English department at the University of Southern California since 1978. He has written over 20 books including After the Plague, Drop City, The Inner Circle, Tooth and Claw, The Human Fly, Talk Talk, The Women, Wild Child, and When the Killing's Done. He has received numerous awards including the PEN/Faulkner Award for best novel of the year for World's End; the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story for T. C. Boyle Stories; and the Prix M�dicis �tranger for best foreign novel in France for The Tortilla Curtain. His title Sam Miguel made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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