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A Scanner Darkly

by Philip K. Dick


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Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. To do so, Fred takes on the identity of a drug dealer named Bob Arctor. And since Substance D--which Arctor takes in massive doses--gradually splits the user's brain into two distinct, combative entities, Fred doesn't realize he is narcing on himself.

Caustically funny, eerily accurate in its depiction of junkies, scam artists, and the walking brain-dead, Philip K. Dick's industrial-grade stress test of identity is as unnerving as it is enthralling.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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Philip K. Dick (Author)

Philip K. Dick's published works include forty novels and more than one hundred short stories. Many films have been made from his work, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly. The Hugo--Award--winning author di...

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