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The Resource Drop City, T. Coraghessan Boyle

Drop City, T. Coraghessan Boyle

Label
Drop City
Title
Drop City
Statement of responsibility
T. Coraghessan Boyle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
T.C. Boyle has proven himself to be a master storyteller who can do just about anything. But even his most ardent admirers may be caught off guard by his ninth novel, for Boyle has delivered something completely unexpected: a serious and richly rewarding character study that is his most accomplished and deeply satisfying work to date. It is 1970, and a down-at-the-heels California commune has decided to relocate to the last frontier-the unforgiving landscape of interior Alaska-in the ultimate expression of going back to the land. The novel opposes two groups of characters: Sess Harder, his wife Pamela, and other young Alaskans who are already homesteading in the wilderness and the brothers and sisters of Drop City, who, despite their devotion to peace, free love, and the simple life, find their commune riven by tensions. As these two communities collide, their alliances shift and unexpected friendships and dangerous enmities are born as everyone struggles with the bare essentials of life: love, nourishment, and a roof over one's head. Drop City is not a satire or a nostalgic look at the sixties, though its evocation of the period is presented with a truth and clarity that no book on that era has achieved. This is a surprising book, a rich, allusive, and nonsentimental look at the ideals of a generation and their impact on today's radically transformed world. Above all, it is a novel infused with the lyricism and take-no-prisoners storytelling for which T.C. Boyle is justly famous
Summary
Set in 1970, Drop City, a California commune, decides to relocate to Alaska, where tensions rise between the commune and a group of homesteaders
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2003.
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
071469
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.O932
LC item number
D76 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Drop City, T. Coraghessan Boyle
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2218271
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
443 p.
Isbn
9780670031726
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002066371
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49743603
  • (OCoLC)49743603
Label
Drop City, T. Coraghessan Boyle
Link
Publication
Control code
2218271
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
443 p.
Isbn
9780670031726
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002066371
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49743603
  • (OCoLC)49743603

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