Drop City

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Penguin, Jan 27, 2004 - Fiction - 512 pages
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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 na´ve 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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The writing was great. - LibraryThing
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I found T.C. Boyle's "Drop City" pretty entertaining, though I wonder what made it unique enough to include on the list of 1,001 Books to Read Before You Die. It was good, but not quite that good, if ... Read full review

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Star and Marco are a beautifully drawn couple, proving that Boyle can write a romance as well as anyone, and this book is a hilarious send-up of hippie culture with all of its flaws and excesses. Many ... 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. CORAGHESSAN BOYLE was born and raised in New York's Hudson Valley and now lives near Los Angeles. He is the author of several novels and short story collections. His 1987 novel, "World's End", won the PENlFaulkner Award.

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