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Fka USA (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By King, Reed

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    16 Jun 20

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... read full description below.

ISBN 9781250108913
Barcode 9781250108913
Release Date 16 June 2020 by Flatiron Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 16 Jun 2020

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ISBN-13 9781250108913
ISBN-10 1250108918
Stock Release date is 16 June 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 16 Jun 2020
Publisher Flatiron Books
Imprint Flatiron Books
Release Date 16 June 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By King, Reed
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 210mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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 notable 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A sort of 'Mad Max' reimagining of The Wizard of Oz, complete with its own version of the Yellow Brick Road....King, the novel's pseudonymous author, takes infectious joy in his imagined world; its impressive layers are the best reason to read the book. FKA USA has a lot to offer. --USA Today I liked FKA USA so much. I mean, there were a lot of reasons. It is, in many ways, the sort of book I'm always looking for...a visionary head-trip of apocalyptic political satire...absolutely, mind-blowingly, ridiculously crazy. --NPR.org [An] absurdist depiction of the US on the verge of collapse, complete with talking goats and narcissistic billionaire presidents--okay, maybe it isn't that absurd. --Entertainment Weekly Cunning...Outrageous...Apocalyptic fiction with a hearty serving of weird. --Booklist, starred review Eminently readable...fantastic characters...An epically concocted apocalyptic vision of America in all its faded glory. --Kirkus Reviews [An] epic and wild story. --Cinemablend FKA USA is a satirical, Wizard of Oz road trip through a post-apocalyptic fairground, and well worth joining for the ride. --Toronto Star

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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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