Voices From The Street
by Philip K. Dick
Review by Andrea Johnson
Tor Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765318213
Date: 13 November 2007 List Price $14.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Stuart Hadley suffers from idealism. Young and intelligent, with an attractive loving wife and about to become manager of the electronics store he works in, he couldn't be more miserable. The crime of idealism leads him to alcohol, extra-marital affairs, questionable politics, religious cults, and neglecting his family life, all in the name of "Is this really all there is?" From official release/information:
Book Description: Stuart Hadley is a radio electronics salesman in early 1950s Oakland, California. He has what many would consider the ideal life; a nice house, a pretty wife, a decent job with prospects for advancement, but he still feels unfulfilled. Something is missing from his life. Hadley is a restless young man-an artist, a dreamer, a screw-up. He reacts to the love of his wife and the kindness of his employer with anxiety and fear. He tries to fill his void first with drinking, and then with an affair, and finally with religious fanaticism, but nothing seems to be working, and it is driving him crazy.Voices from the Street is the story of Hadley's descent into depression and madness, and his emergence out the other side.