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The Electric Kingdom

(2021)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times bestseller David Arnold's most ambitious novel to date; Station Eleven meets The 5th Wave in a genre-smashing story of survival, hope, and love amid a ravaged earth.

When a deadly Fly Flu sweeps the globe, it leaves a shell of the world that once was. Among the survivors are eighteen-year-old Nico and her dog, on a voyage devised by Nico's father to find a mythical portal; a young artist named Kit, raised in an old abandoned cinema; and the enigmatic Deliverer, who lives Life after Life in an attempt to put the world back together. As swarms of infected Flies roam the earth, these few survivors navigate the woods of post-apocalyptic New England, meeting others along the way, each on their own quest to find life and love in a world gone dark. The Electric Kingdom is a sweeping exploration of art, storytelling, eternal life, and above all, a testament to the notion that even in an exterminated world, one person might find beauty in another.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"With luminous compassion and ceaseless invention, Arnold has built a postapocalyptic nesting doll of a tale, full of tricky resonances and moments of grace. All the pieces of this fascinating, ambitious book work together like the chambers of some great heart. I can't wait for teen readers to discover it and suspect it was written just for them." - Melissa Albert

"This is a story about storytellers, and David Arnold is among the best. The Electric Kingdom is an epic postapocalyptic tale where humanity is louder than a swarm of Flies, and hope radiates in the bleakest of places. Fearless writing and a remarkable cast of characters will send readers on an unforgettable journey." - Adam Silvera

"Utterly unique and genre-busting, The Electric Kingdom is David Arnold at his best. I was left in awe by the stunning prose, the challenging philosophical questions, and the masterful puzzle of a plot. The moment I finished, I immediately wanted to read it again." - Jasmine Warga


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Hardback Editions

January 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Electric Kingdom
Author(s): David Arnold
ISBN: 0-593-20222-8 / 978-0-593-20222-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

February 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Electric Kingdom
Author(s): Arnold David
ISBN: 0-593-35214-9 / 978-0-593-35214-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Books USA
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Audio Editions

April 2021 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Electric Kingdom
Author(s): David Arnold
ISBN: 1-86752-337-X / 978-1-86752-337-6 (Australia edition)
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April 2021 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Electric Kingdom
Author(s): David Arnold
ISBN: 1-86752-307-8 / 978-1-86752-307-9 (Australia edition)
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February 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Electric Kingdom
Author(s): David Arnold
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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February 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Electric Kingdom
Author(s): David Arnold
Publisher: Listening Library
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February 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Electric Kingdom
Author(s): David Arnold
Publisher: Listening Library
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February 2021 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Electric Kingdom
Author(s): David Arnold
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February 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Electric Kingdom
Author(s): David Arnold
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
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