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The Country of Ice Cream Star

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
In the aftermath of a devastating plague, a fearless young heroine embarks on a dangerous and surprising journey to save her world in this brilliantly inventive thriller.

In the ruins of a future America, 15-year-old Ice Cream Star and her nomadic tribe live off the detritus of a crumbled civilization. Theirs is a world of children; before reaching the age of 20, they all die of a strange disease they call Posies - a plague that has killed for generations. There is no medicine, no treatment; only the mysterious rumor of a cure.

When her brother begins showing signs of the disease, Ice Cream Star sets off on a bold journey to find this cure. Led by a stranger, a captured prisoner named Pasha who becomes her devoted protector and friend, Ice Cream Star plunges into the unknown, risking her freedom and ultimately her life. Traveling hundreds of miles across treacherous, unfamiliar territory, she will experience love, heartbreak, cruelty, terror, and betrayal, fighting to protect the only world she has ever known.

A postapocalyptic literary epic as imaginative as The Passage and as linguistically ambitious as Cloud Atlas, The Country of Ice Cream Star is a breathtaking work from a writer of rare and unconventional talent.

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Hardback Editions

February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Author(s): Sandra Newman
ISBN: 0-06-222709-2 / 978-0-06-222709-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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June 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Author(s): Sandra Newman
ISBN: 0-7011-8642-9 / 978-0-7011-8642-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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July 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Author(s): Sandra Newman
ISBN: 0-345-80743-X / 978-0-345-80743-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Author(s): Sandra Newman
ISBN: 0-06-222711-4 / 978-0-06-222711-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Author(s): Sandra Newman
ISBN: 0-09-955465-8 / 978-0-09-955465-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Author(s): Sandra Newman
ISBN: 1-5046-2608-7 / 978-1-5046-2608-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Author(s): Sandra Newman
ISBN: 1-5046-2610-9 / 978-1-5046-2610-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Author(s): Sandra Newman
ISBN: 1-5046-2609-5 / 978-1-5046-2609-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Author(s): Sandra Newman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Author(s): Sandra Newman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Author(s): Sandra Newman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Author(s): Sandra Newman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Author(s): Sandra Newman
Publisher: Ecco
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July 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Author(s): Sandra Newman
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Author(s): Sandra Newman
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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