Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2016

At the end of the 1960s, after surviving multiple assassination attempts, President John F. Kennedy has created a vast federal agency, the Psych Corps, dedicated to maintaining the nation's mental hygiene by any means necessary. Soldiers returning from Vietnam have their battlefield traumas "enfolded" - wiped from their memories through drugs and therapy. Any veterans too damaged to be enfolded roam at will in Michigan, evading the Psych Corps and reenacting atrocities on civilians.

This destabilized, alternate version of American history is the vision of the 22-year-old veteran Eugene Allen, who has returned from Vietnam to write the book at the center of Hystopia, the long-awaited first novel by David Means. In Hystopia, Means brings his full talent to bear on the crazy reality of trauma, both national and personal. Outlandish and tender, funny and violent, timely and historical, Hystopia invites us to consider whether our traumas can ever be truly 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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Hardback Editions

2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hystopia
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 0-571-33011-8 / 978-0-571-33011-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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April 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hystopia: A Novel
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 0-86547-913-5 / 978-0-86547-913-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hystopia: A Novel
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 1-250-11838-7 / 978-1-250-11838-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hystopia
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 0-571-33013-4 / 978-0-571-33013-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hystopia
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 0-571-33012-6 / 978-0-571-33012-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

December 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hystopia
Author(s): David Means
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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November 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Hystopia: A Novel
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 1-5366-1977-9 / 978-1-5366-1977-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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September 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Hystopia
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 1-5100-5158-9 / 978-1-5100-5158-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hystopia: A Novel
Author(s): David Means
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hystopia: A Novel
Author(s): David Means
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hystopia
Author(s): David Means
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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April 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hystopia: A Novel
Author(s): David Means
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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