About this book
This is Boyle's most commercial book, set in the seventies, the story moves from the hippie communes of sunny California to the isolated climes of Alaska. "Boyle's riveting new novel lays bare the raw reality behind the dweller's romantic dream of living at one with nature" "The Times"
It is the seventies, at the height of flower power. Star has just joined Drop City, a hippie commune in sunny California living the simple, natural life. But underneath the drugs, music and transcendent bliss, she slowly discovers tensions and sexual rivalries that threaten to split the community apart.