Voices From the Street

Voices From the Street

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Baker & Taylor
In 1950s Oakland, California, Stuart Hadley, a young radio electronics salesman, puts his perfect life at risk as his growing anger, anxiety, and fear results in a quest to fill the void with drinking, sex, and religious fanaticism.

McMillan Palgrave
Stuart Hadley is a young radio electronics salesman in early 1950s Oakland, California. He has what many would consider the ideal life; a nice house, a pretty wife, a decent job with prospects for advancement, but he still feels unfulfilled; something is missing from his life. Hadley is an angry young man--an artist, a dreamer, a screw-up. He tries to fill his void first with drinking, and sex, and then with religious fanaticism, but nothing seems to be working, and it is driving him crazy. He reacts to the love of his wife and the kindness of his employer with anxiety and fear.
One of the earliest books that Dick ever wrote, and the only novel that has never been published, Voices from the Street is the story of Hadley's descent into depression and madness, and out the other side.
Most known in his lifetime as a science fiction writer, Philip K. Dick is growing in reputation as an American writer whose powerful vision is an ironic reflection of the present. This novel completes the publication of his canon.


Holtzbrinck
Stuart Hadley is a young radio electronics salesman in early 1950s Oakland, California. He has what many would consider the ideal life; a nice house, a pretty wife, a decent job with prospects for advancement, but he still feels unfulfilled; something is missing from his life. Hadley is an angry young man—an artist, a dreamer, a screw-up. He tries to fill his void first with drinking, and sex, and then with religious fanaticism, but nothing seems to be working, and it is driving him crazy. He reacts to the love of his wife and the kindness of his employer with anxiety and fear.
One of the earliest books that Dick ever wrote, and the only novel that has never been published, Voices from the Street is the story of Hadley’s descent into depression and madness, and out the other side.
Most known in his lifetime as a science fiction writer, Philip K. Dick is growing in reputation as an American writer whose powerful vision is an ironic reflection of the present. This novel completes the publication of his canon.


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& Taylor

In 1950s Oakland, California, Stuart Hadley, a young radio electronics salesman, risks his perfect life--a nice house, pretty wife, and decent job--as his growing anger, anxiety, and fear, and his resulting quest to fill the void with drinking, sex, and religious fanaticism threatens everything around him, in the first edition of a previously unpublished novel by the author of Blade Runner. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Tor Books, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765316929
0765316927
Branch Call Number: FICTION DICK
Characteristics: 301 p.

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Jul 15, 2010

Philip K. Dick is one of my favorite authors, but I had a hard time getting through this. The main character’s spiraling depression made it hard to relate. I survived till the end, but it is my least favorite PKD book - by a long shot.

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Jul 17, 2010

Violence: Rape

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