Dick, Philip K. - Mary and the Giant
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Life and Love in 1950s California
This is the sixth mainstream novel by the late science fiction writer to be brought into print, and it is becoming increasingly clear that he is one of the most compelling chroniclers of life and love in 1950s California that we have had. This novel concerns Mary Ann Reynolds, a strong-willed but frightened woman of 20 who has difficulty giving and accepting love despite her best intentions. It also profiles the men who care for her, describing her troubled affairs with a self-involved black lounge singer and with a warm, intelligent record-store owner and music lover nearly 40 years her senior. Mary Ann's incresing self-awareness and consequent desperation are beautifully delineated. Dick has brought the people and ambience of small-town California vividly to life in this bitter-sweet story. - Publishers Weekly
There are tough, vivid portrayals throughout... The narrative voice is clear and sensitive, forcing sympathies in unlikely places. - New York Times Book Review
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