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Fka USA: A Novel

Fka USA: A Novel (Hardback)

By King, Reed

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With echoes of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Underground Airlines, and The Wizard of Oz, FKA USA is a dystopian tale that is a masterwork of ambition and imagination.

ISBN 9781250108890
Barcode 9781250108890
Published 18 June 2019 by Flatiron Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781250108890
ISBN-10 1250108896
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Flatiron Books
Imprint Flatiron Books
Publication Date 18 June 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By King, Reed
Category Science Fiction
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 159mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress United States - Fiction
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 970994

Description of this Book

Reed King's amazingly audacious novel is something of a cross between L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, Douglas Adams's A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Cormac McCarthy's The Road, and Ernie Cline's Ready Player One. In Reed King's wildly imaginative and possibly prescient debut, the United States has dissolved in the wake of environmental disasters and the catastrophic policies of its final president. It is 2085, and Truckee Wallace, a factory worker in Crunchtown 407 (formerly Little Rock, Arkansas, before the secessions), has no grand ambitions besides maybe, possibly, losing his virginity someday. But when Truckee is thrust unexpectedly into the spotlight he is tapped by the President for a sensitive political mission: to deliver a talking goat across the continent. The fate of the world depends upon it. The problem is--Truckee's not sure it's worth it. Joined on the road by an android who wants to be human and a former convict lobotomized in Texas, Truckee will navigate an environmentally depleted and lawless continent with devastating--and hilarious--parallels to our own, dodging body pickers and Elvis-worshippers and logo girls, body subbers, and VR addicts. Elvis-willing, he may even lose his virginity. FKA USA is the epic novel we've all been waiting for about the American end of times, with its unavoidable sense of being on the wrong end of the roller coaster ride. It is a masterwork of ambition, humor, and satire with the power to make us cry, despair, and laugh out loud all at once. It is a tour de force unlike anything else you will read this year.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Cunning...jump on board for this wild ride. --Booklist, starred review Eminently readable...fantastic characters...An epically concocted apocalyptic vision of America in all its faded glory. --Kirkus Reviews

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Author's Bio

Reed King is the pseudonym of a New York Times bestselling author and TV writer.

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