Voices from the Street
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: May 2016
Duration: 13 hours 57 minutes
Voices from the Street is not science fiction, but rather an American Realist novel.
Stuart Hadley is a young radio-electronics salesman in early 1950s Oakland, California. Hadley is also an angry young man-an artist, a dreamer, a screw-up. 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. He first tries to fill his void with drinking and sex, and then with religious fanaticism, but nothing seems to work, and it is driving him crazy. He reacts to his wife's love and the kindness of his employer with anxiety and fear.
This is the story of Hadley's descent into depression and madness, and the story of his redemption.
Voices from the Street is one of the earliest books that Philip K. Dick ever wrote, and his only novel that has never been published, not even in a small-press edition. Mostly known in his lifetime as a science fiction writer, P. K. Dick has developed a reputation as an American writer whose powerful vision became an ironic reflection of the present. This novel completes the publication of his canon.