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Dread Nation

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times bestseller * Six starred reviews

At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar - a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever.

In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead.

But there are also opportunities - and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It's a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society's expectations.

But that's not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston's School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn't pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose.

But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies.

And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dread Nation
Author(s): Justina Ireland
ISBN: 0-06-257060-9 / 978-0-06-257060-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: Dread Nation
Author(s): Justina Ireland
ISBN: 0-06-257061-7 / 978-0-06-257061-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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February 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Dread Nation
Author(s): Justina Ireland
ISBN: 1-78909-087-3 / 978-1-78909-087-1
Publisher: Titan Books
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Audio Editions

April 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Dread Nation
Author(s): Justina Ireland
ISBN: 1-5384-9783-2 / 978-1-5384-9783-8
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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April 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Dread Nation: Library Edition
Author(s): Justina Ireland
ISBN: 1-5384-9781-6 / 978-1-5384-9781-4
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Dread Nation
Author(s): Justina Ireland
ISBN: 1-5384-9782-4 / 978-1-5384-9782-1
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dread Nation
Author(s): Justina Ireland
Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dread Nation
Author(s): Justina Ireland
Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dread Nation
Author(s): Justina Ireland
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dread Nation
Author(s): Justina Ireland
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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