Good News

Good News

Book - 1991
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In Good News , Edward Abbey's acclaimed underground classic, the West is wild again. American civilization as the twentieth century knew it has crumbled. In the great Southwest, a new breed of settler, whites and Indians together, is creating a new way of life in the wilderness--a pastoral economy--with skills and savvy resurrected from the pre-industrial past. Meanwhile, in a last surviving bastion of urban life, the remnants of the power elite are girding their armed forces to re-impose the old order. This is a land of horses and motorcycles, high-tech weaponry and primitive courage, and the struggle for the American future is mounting in intensity. No quarter is asked or given, and the outcome hangs in perilous balance against a background of magnificent nature and eternal human verities.

With this boldly satirical imaginary world, Abbey asks us to look around and take stock of what we value--before it is too late.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Plume, 1991, c1980.
ISBN: 9780452265653
0452265657
9780525485216
052548521X
Branch Call Number: FIC ABBEY
Characteristics: 242 p. ; 21 cm.

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PimaLib_WilliamB Aug 21, 2015

Not one of Abbey's better efforts. This is his dystopia future in the desert that has regressed into the old west. I wanted to like. I really did. It just meandered and lost me. An interesting idea, but not well executed.

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