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  • Published: 2 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780099437598
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

In Watermelon Sugar


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'A charming and original work... The parable itself is extremely relevant' The Times

iDEATH is a place where the sun shines a different colour every day and where people travel to the length of their dreams. Rejecting the violence and hate of the old gang at the Forgotten Works, they lead gentle lives in watermelon sugar. In this book, Richard Brautigan discovers and expresses the mood of the counterculture generation.

  • Pub date: 2 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780099437598
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

The Estate of Richard Brautigan

Richard Brautigan was born in Washington in 1935. During the 1950s he moved to California and became involved in the Beat Movement while developing his writing career. His novels include Trout Fishing in America, A Confederate General from Big Sur, The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966. He has also written Revenge of the Law, a collection of short stories, and The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, a book of poems. He died in 1984.


Praise for In Watermelon Sugar

“Delicate, fantastic and very funny... A highly individual style, a fertile, active inventiveness... It's cool, joyous, lucid and pleasant to read”

Malcolm Bradbury

“Richard Brautigan is joining Hesse, Golding, Salinger and Vonnegut as a literary magus to the literate young”

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“A charming and original work... The parable itself is extremely relevant”

The Times


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