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The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

Tom Wolfe

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In his first book (1965) Wolfe introduces us to the sixties, to extravagant new styles of life that had nothing to do with the "elite" culture of the past.

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Praise for The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

"Might well be required reading in courses with names like American studies."--Time Magazine

"I'm always rereading Tom Wolfe's The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby."--David Gates

"Tom Wolfe is a terrific writer."--The Washington Monthly
 
"Wolfe can do things with words and settings that few writers are capable of matching."--Tom Walker, The Denver Post
 
"The man's done the impossible. He--Yes!--understands America!"--Houston Chronicle

"His eye and ear for detailed observation are incomparable; and observation is to the satirist what bullets are to a gun."--The Boston Sunday Globe

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Tom Wolfe

  • TOM WOLFE is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. He lives in New York City.

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The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

Tom Wolfe

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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