Drop City (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 27, 2004 - Fiction - 512 pages
58 Reviews
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 frontier—the unforgiving landscape of interior Alaska—in the ultimate expression of going back to the land. Armed with the spirit of adventure and naïve 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 one’s head. Rich, allusive, and unsentimental, T.C. Boyle’s ninth novel is a tour de force infused with the lyricism and take-no-prisoners storytelling for which he is justly famous.
  

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User Review  - JA Carter-Winward - Goodreads

Drop City was well-written and engaging. This is my first TC Boyle novel and I liked it enough to want more. There were some irritants in the book that usually turn me off of a story, but I decided to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Fernhill - LibraryThing

Great description of Hippie life, interesting characters, good story about hippies meeting Alaskans, great writing. Read full review

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PART FIVE DROP CITY NORTH
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PART TWO THE THIRTY MILE
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PART THREE DRUID DAY
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PART FOUR THE DRUNKEN FOREST
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PART SIX OLD NIGHT
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T. C. Boyle is the author of eleven novels, including World's End (winner of the PEN/FaulknerAward), Drop City (a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award), and The Inner Circle. His most recent story collections are Tooth and Claw and The Human Fly and Other Stories.

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