Fiction T. C Boyle Drop City

ISBN 13: 9780747568070

Drop City

Valutazione media 3,84
( su 10.035 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780747568070: Drop City

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.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Review:

With Drop City, T. Coraghessan Boyle offers proof that he has become one of America's most prolific, gifted storytellers. Set in the 1970s, Boyle entertains readers with the denizens of "Drop City," a counterculture California commune that welcomes anyone wanting to live off the grid, use drugs, and practice free love. Boyle sublimely captures the sociology of its rebellious members, who doubt the sincerity or beliefs of newcomers, express some insecurity about nonconformity, and chastise outsiders while remaining oblivious to their own hypocrisy. Marco, Pan, Star, and other "cats" and "chicks" live hassle-free until dissention and cries of racism mount amid increasing run-ins with the local government (a young girl is raped, installation of a sewage system is mandated, a mother lets her toddlers drink LSD-laced juice). Seeking refuge, the citizens move north, to Alaska, to reinvent their utopia, but soon learn the natural environment is more unforgiving of a lackadaisical lifestyle.

Drop City is funny, evocative, and well-paced, shifting between the hippies and the Alaskan locals--primarily Sess and his new bride Pamela (a city dweller who arranged stays with several trappers over a few weeks to determine whom she would marry)--until the two cultures collide. Balanced between plot and character, Boyle excels at describing the physical world and his characters' interaction with it, whether portraying the harshness (or sheer beauty) of the Alaskan wilderness, the simple survival routines of its grizzled inhabitants, or the sounds wafting through Drop City: "the goats bleating to be milked or fed, the single sharp ringing note of a dog surprised by its own hunger, the regular slap of the screen door at the back of the house--and underneath it all, like the soundtrack to a movie, the dull hum of rock and roll leaking out the kitchen windows." Truly American in spirit, Drop City is a strong novel of freedom and those in pursuit of lives of liberty. --Michael Ferch

About the Author:

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.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

T. C Boyle
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2004)
ISBN 10: 0747568073 ISBN 13: 9780747568070
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New 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. Codice libro della libreria AA79780747568070

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,93
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

T C Boyle
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 2004-03-01 (2004)
ISBN 10: 0747568073 ISBN 13: 9780747568070
Nuovi Quantità: 3
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 2004-03-01, 2004. Condizione libro: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Codice libro della libreria NU-GRD-00356999

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 7,90
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,38
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

T. C Boyle
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2004)
ISBN 10: 0747568073 ISBN 13: 9780747568070
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New 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. Codice libro della libreria AA79780747568070

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,59
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

T.C. Boyle
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2004)
ISBN 10: 0747568073 ISBN 13: 9780747568070
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 2
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2004. Condizione libro: New. 2004. Reprint. Paperback. 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. Num Pages: 464 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 30. Weight in Grams: 378. 464 pages. 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. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: FA. Dimension: 197 x 130 x 30. Weight: 314. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780747568070

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,81
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

T C Boyle
Editore: Bloomsbury Plc (2004)
ISBN 10: 0747568073 ISBN 13: 9780747568070
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 1
Da
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Plc, 2004. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria GH9780747568070

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,93
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,99
Da: Germania a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

T.C. Boyle
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2004)
ISBN 10: 0747568073 ISBN 13: 9780747568070
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 4
Da
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Codice libro della libreria mon0000283047

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,93
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,25
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

T.C. Boyle
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN 10: 0747568073 ISBN 13: 9780747568070
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 2
Da
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Condizione libro: New. 2004. Reprint. Paperback. 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. Num Pages: 464 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 30. Weight in Grams: 378. 464 pages. 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. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: FA. Dimension: 197 x 130 x 30. Weight: 314. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780747568070

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,54
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Boyle T.Coraghessan
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 10: 0747568073 ISBN 13: 9780747568070
Nuovi Quantità: 3
Da
Majestic Books
(London, ,, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing. Condizione libro: New. pp. 464. Codice libro della libreria 6447111

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 7,88
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,21
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

T.C. Boyle
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN 10: 0747568073 ISBN 13: 9780747568070
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 5
Da
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Codice libro della libreria B9780747568070

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,73
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 7,84
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

T.C. Boyle
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2004)
ISBN 10: 0747568073 ISBN 13: 9780747568070
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Orbiting Books
(Hereford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Next day dispatch from the UK (Mon-Fri). Please contact us with any queries. Codice libro della libreria mon0000420403

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,94
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 7,91
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro