The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
  1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Tigerman

    Nick Harkaway 9780385352413

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$5.95
Used Mass Market
Usually ships in 5 to 7 business days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse General- General

Rocket City (Vintage Contemporaries)

by

Rocket City (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover

ISBN13: 9780679770169
ISBN10: 067977016x
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $5.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Three melons and a dwarf sat in the front seat of Marilee's '72 Dodge but the cop was not amused". Marilee is Marilee Levitay, who has driven to Alamogordo, New Mexico, birthplace of the atomic bomb, to be reunited with her wayward sweetheart. The melons come courtesy of her mother, in case she needs liquid in the desert. And the dwarf is Enoch Swann, the enigmatic hitchhiker who is about to lead Marilee way, way off course. As Marilee and Enoch cruise ever farther into that radioactive New Mexico sunset - and cross narrative paths with a renegade insurance adjuster fleeing too many claims - Cathryn Alpert sweeps us into a parallel universe where the motels are called "the Trinity", the supermarket check-out girls have gorgeous two-colored eyes, and true love sometimes comes in awfully odd packages.

Synopsis:

Reminiscent of such modern classics as Cowboys Are My Weakness and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, with a touch of Geek Love thrown in for good measure, Rocket City is a deliciously original and strangely moving novel of alienation in America's Southwest.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

DharmaIII, September 1, 2012 (view all comments by DharmaIII)
I first read this novel sometime in the 80's. I loved it the first time, the second time, the third time, and even after I lost count. I'm not one to read fiction twice, so I've always felt there was something magical about this (these) story(ies). I realized, not long ago, that my original copy was gone, probably because I begged my friends to read it so often, so I bought it again. The wonderful thing? I'd forgotten so many details that it was like reading it for the first time and I loved it all over again. My niece was visiting, and there went that copy. The book is quirky and strange but I was completely "there" throughghout the entire book, every time. I fell in love with Enoch too. It's definitely a romance (coming from someone who has never read a romance), but the characters will suck you in and keep you there until the end. There are tangled stories and rich and colorful characters, wounded souls, lots of surprises. It has everything. If you're like me, you'll want to read it again and again.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679770169
Author:
Alpert, Cathryn
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
New mexico
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Dwarfs
Subject:
Hitchhiking
Subject:
Dwarfs -- New Mexico -- Fiction.
Subject:
New Mexico Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries (Paperback)
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19960409
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x .9 in .875 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Pears on a willow tree New Trade Paper $14.99
  2. Nobody's Angel (Vintage Contemporaries)
    Used Trade Paper $3.95
  3. Hank & Chloe Used Trade Paper $2.50
  4. Corelli's Mandolin
    Used Trade Paper $0.50
  5. Shadow Song: Shadow Song
    Used Trade Paper $1.95
  6. Let the dog drive :a novel Used Trade Paper $3.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Contemporary Women

Rocket City (Vintage Contemporaries) Used Mass Market
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.95 In Stock
Product details 364 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679770169 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Reminiscent of such modern classics as Cowboys Are My Weakness and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, with a touch of Geek Love thrown in for good measure, Rocket City is a deliciously original and strangely moving novel of alienation in America's Southwest.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.