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Fka USA: A Novel

Fka USA: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By King, Reed

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Mr. King looks at all our upcoming problems, and imagines a local reaction to each one. The result is often funny, usually sardonic, and always imaginative, what with all the mole rats, flesh drones, dimeheads, and especially 'The Grifter's Guide to the Territories FKA USA, ' a n...otable addition to the line of imaginary authorities. --The Wall Street Journal Indie Next Pick for July Best of June: io9, AV Club, Amazing Stories, The Verge 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 Ernest 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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ISBN 9781250108913
Released NZ 19 Oct 2020
Publisher Flatiron Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781250108913
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Flatiron Books
Imprint Flatiron Books
Released 19 Oct 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By King, Reed
Category Science Fiction
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress United States - Fiction
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade

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