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Humpty Dumpty in Oakland

Humpty Dumpty in Oakland

(1986)
A novel by

 
Set in the San Francisco Bay area in the late 1950s, Humpty Dumpty in Oakland is a tragicomedy of misunderstandings among used car dealers and real-estate salesmen: the small-time, struggling individuals for whom Philip K. Dick always reserved his greatest sympathy.

Jim Fergesson, an elderly garage owner with a heart condition, is about to sell up and retire; Al Miller is a somewhat feckless mechanic who sublets part of Jim's lot and finds his livelihood threatened by the decision to sell; Chris Harman is a record company owner who for years has relied on Fergesson to maintain his cars. When Harman hears of Fergesson's impending retirement he tips him off to what he says is a cast-iron business proposition: a development in nearby Marin County with an opening for a garage. Al Miller, though, is convinced that Harman is a crook, out to fleece Fergesson of his life's savings. As much as he resents Fergesson he can't bear to see that happen and - denying to himself all the time what he is doing - he sets out to thwart Harman.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: Humpty Dumpty in Oakland
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0-7653-1690-0 / 978-0-7653-1690-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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October 1986 : UK Hardback
Title: Humpty Dumpty in Oakland
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0-575-03875-6 / 978-0-575-03875-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Humpty Dumpty In Oakland
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4732-0957-9 / 978-1-4732-0957-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Humpty Dumpty in Oakland
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0-7653-1691-9 / 978-0-7653-1691-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 1988 : UK Paperback
Title: Humpty Dumpty in Oakland (Paladin Books)
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0-586-08670-6 / 978-0-586-08670-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paladin
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Audio Editions

April 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Humpty Dumpty in Oakland
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

April 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: Humpty Dumpty in Oakland
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Humpty Dumpty in Oakland
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-5012-8937-3 / 978-1-5012-8937-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Humpty Dumpty in Oakland
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4558-1436-9 / 978-1-4558-1436-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Humpty Dumpty in Oakland
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4805-9423-7 / 978-1-4805-9423-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Humpty Dumpty in Oakland
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4805-9424-5 / 978-1-4805-9424-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Humpty Dumpty In Oakland
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Humpty Dumpty in Oakland
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Tor Books
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