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Hystopia

(2016)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

Named a Best of the Year Selection by Kirkus Reviews, the San Francisco Chronicle, Commonweal Magazine, and the Library of Michigan

In his widely acclaimed and ambitious debut novel, David Means, one of America's greatest living short story writers, has produced a disorienting yet mesmerizing novel-within-a-novel. Twenty-two year old Eugene Allen, a Vietnam War veteran, has penned a revisionist history of the period that, channeled through Means, explores the realities of trauma, both national and personal. Consider Allen's imaginative register: John F. Kennedy has survived multiple attempts on his life and is entering his third term. Meanwhile, as the Vietnam War continues to wage, soldiers returning home face two fates: have their memories of war erased or, if they are too damaged for treatment, be released without monitor. But pain and their toxic strains of PTSD ultimately creates a band of deranged rogues, evading the government and reenacting atrocities on their own people.

Outlandish and tender, funny and violent, timely and historical, Hystopia invites us to consider whether our traumas can ever truly be overcome. The answers it offers are wildly inventive, deeply rooted in its characters, and wrung from the author's own heart.

 
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Used availability for David Means's Hystopia


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

May 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Hystopia
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 0-571-33011-8 / 978-0-571-33011-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Hystopia: A Novel
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 0-86547-913-5 / 978-0-86547-913-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Hystopia: A Novel
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 1-250-11838-7 / 978-1-250-11838-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Hystopia
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 0-571-33013-4 / 978-0-571-33013-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Hystopia
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 0-571-33012-6 / 978-0-571-33012-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Hystopia
Author(s): David Means
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Hystopia: A Novel
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 1-5366-1977-9 / 978-1-5366-1977-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Hystopia
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 1-5100-5158-9 / 978-1-5100-5158-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Hystopia: A Novel
Author(s): David Means
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Hystopia
Author(s): David Means
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Hystopia: A Novel
Author(s): David Means
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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