Gather Yourselves Together

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jul 17, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Gather Yourselves Together is one of Philip K. Dick’s earliest novels, written when he was just twenty-four years old. It tells the story of three Americans left behind in China by their employer, biding their time as the Communists advance. As they while away the days, both the young and na´ve Carl Fitter and the older and worldly Verne Tildon vie for the affections of Barbara Mahler, a woman who may not be so tough-as-nails as she acts. But Carl’s innocence and Verne’s boorishness could end up driving Barbara away from both.

 

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MAN, what a BORING book! Nothing happens in this book -- at all. The plot centers around three employees of a large corporation that has a big plant in China that is pulling out for some strange ... Read full review

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Over a writing career that spanned three decades, PHILIP K. DICK (1928–1982) published 36 science fiction novels and 121 short stories in which he explored the essence of what makes man human and the dangers of centralized power. Toward the end of his life, his work turned toward deeply personal, metaphysical questions concerning the nature of God. Eleven novels and short stories have been adapted to film,ánotablyáBlade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall,Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly. The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards throughout his career, Dick was inducted into theáScience FictionáHall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007 the Library of America published a selection of his novels in three volumes. His work has been translated intoámore than twenty-fiveálanguages.

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