The Broken Bubble (Paperback)
  • The Broken Bubble (Paperback)
zoom

The Broken Bubble (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 12/06/2014
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket

Four people's lives intertwine and collide in this early novel from one of the SF greats

San Francisco in the 1950s, a turning point in American culture: the rise of rock and roll and the teenage lifestyle. Jim Briskin is a disc jockey on radio KOIF. He's still in love with his ex-wife, Pat - even though she's about to marry someone else at the station - and she's vacillating between them. But when he takes her to visit the desperate household of two of his teenage fans, she seduces the boy into abandoning his pregnant wife - who then claims Jim as her protector and support.

And all around them the cultural upheaval of postwar American society is manifest, by teenage outcasts who have a remote-controlled Nazi automobile they use to bump into the rich kids' cars; by Thisbe Holt, the dancer who performs for conventioneers by stuffing herself inside a clear plastic bubble; by blaring used-car ads and the conflict between generations.

Dick gives us a vision of redemption tempered with layered ironies and a lot of real humour.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780575133082
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Testaments
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Priory of the Orange Tree
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Last Wish
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Starve Acre
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Machines Like Me
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Serpentine
Added to basket
£7.99   £3.99
Hardback
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two
Added to basket
The Starless Sea
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Handmaid's Tale
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Added to basket
£17.99   £15.99
Hardback
Dune
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Added to basket
Ready Player Two
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Pine
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
A Court of Silver Flames
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Piranesi
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.