The best-selling, PEN-Faulkner award-winning author of The Tortilla Curtain, T.C. Boyle is hailed as "America's most imaginative contemporary novelist" (Newsweek). In 1970 a California commune pulls up stakes and moves to the harsh interior of Alaska. The members establish Drop City, a back-to-the-land town, on a foundation of peace and free love. But their idealism cannot prevent tension from rippling through the group. The results are anything but predictable in this honest, surprising evocation of a time period and its enduring beliefs.
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by T.C. Boyle
"When the public health department shuts down a California commune in 1970, residents jump at the chance to reestablish their lifestyle in a remote Alaskan village. Trapper Ces Harter, fresh from his mail-order wedding, has no idea what his friendly greeting to the group will mean to his cherished Alaskan lifestyle. While Boyle offers page after page of fresh insights into both lifestyles, narrator Richard Poe keeps up admirably, layering subtle washes of character onto hippies and longtime Alaskans. He captures na•vetŽ and laziness, stupidity and perseverance. Occasional mispronunciations and odd phrasings create only momentary distractions from a finely crafted production. R.P.L. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"
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