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KlappentextOne family's adventures in LSD: the brilliantly strange new novel from the mind of 'one of the most inventive, adventurous and accomplished fiction writers in the US today' (Lionel Shriver)
Chosen as a Book of the Year 2019 by the Herald
It is Harvard in the early 1960s. Just off campus, Dr Timothy Leary plays host for his PhD students, laying on a spread of cocktails, pizza and LSD. Among the guests is Fitzhugh Loney, a psychology student, and his librarian wife Joanie. Married young, and both diligently and unglamorously toiling to support their son, they are not the sort of people one would expect to be seduced by the nascent drug culture. But their nights on LSD prove so extraordinary - so revelatory, so earth-shattering, so downright seductive - that Fitzhugh and Joanie are soon captive to the whims of the charismatic and subversive Dr Tim.
Follow Fitzhugh and Joanie on their quest for transcendence, as sultry Mexican nights at Hotel Catalina give way to a ramshackle mansion in upstate New York, where thirty devotees - students, wives and children - play out the final act of a terrible, beautiful experiment.
Join us, won't you? It's going to be one hell of a trip.
ZusatztextOne of our finest chroniclers . Boyle is always going outside himself, jumping into foreign skins . The best of Boyle's novels warn against the varieties of human extremism: our problems may be grave, he often says, but we make them worse by acting on our unexamined impulses and convictions
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ISBN/GTIN978-1-5266-0468-2
ProduktartBuch
EinbandartGebunden
Erscheinungsjahr2019
Erscheinungsdatum15.04.2019
Seiten400 Seiten
SpracheEnglisch
MasseBreite 159 mm, Höhe 241 mm, Dicke 35 mm
Gewicht724 g
Artikel-Nr.37402714
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VorwortOne family's adventures in LSD: the brilliantly strange new novel from the mind of 'one of the most inventive, adventurous and accomplished fiction writers in the US today' (Lionel Shriver)
KritikBoyle offers a cautionary account of those heady days as the Loney family suffers the personal costs of free love and freak-outs Jeffrey Burke Mail on Sunday

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Boyle, T. C.
T. C. Boyle is the New York Times bestselling author of ten collections of stories and fourteen novels, most recently, San Miguel, followed by the second volume of his collected stories, T. C. Boyle Stories II. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages and won a PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters and lives in California.