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The broken bubble

Author: Philip K Dick
Publisher: New York : Arbor House : Morrow, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Set in San Francisco in 1956, The Broken Bubble traces the ups and downs and ins and outs of four characters who are not quite sure of the lives they're living. Jim Briskin, local radio DJ, his ex-wife Pat, the young married couple Art and Rachel Emmanual, all are acutely observed and sympathetically portrayed. Briskin is suspended from his job for refusing to read a particularly repellant ad, while Art foolishly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1557100128 9781557100122
OCLC Number: 17412624
Description: 246 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Philip K. Dick.

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Set in San Francisco in 1956, The Broken Bubble traces the ups and downs and ins and outs of four characters who are not quite sure of the lives they're living. Jim Briskin, local radio DJ, his ex-wife Pat, the young married couple Art and Rachel Emmanual, all are acutely observed and sympathetically portrayed. Briskin is suspended from his job for refusing to read a particularly repellant ad, while Art foolishly gets mixed up in a group of absurd would-be revolutionaries. As they all get entangled and not quite disentangled with each other, it becomes apparent they are seeking only, in typical Dick fashion, to live more or less happily, if not ever after, then at least for a while. Modest as it may seem, it is an ambition very difficult to achieve.

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