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The Sky Is Yours

(2018)
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A sprawling, genre-defying epic set in a dystopian metropolis plagued by dragons, this debut about what it's like to be young in a very old world is pure storytelling pleasure.

In the burned-out, futuristic city of Empire Island, three young people navigate a crumbling metropolis constantly under threat from a pair of dragons that circle the skies. When violence strikes, reality star Duncan Humphrey Ripple V, the spoiled scion of the metropolis' last dynasty; Baroness Swan Lenore Dahlberg, his tempestuous, death-obsessed betrothed; and Abby, a feral beauty he discovered tossed out with the trash, are forced to flee everything they've ever known. As they wander toward the scalded heart of the city, they face fire, conspiracy, mayhem, unholy drugs, dragon-worshippers, and the monsters lurking inside themselves.

In this bombshell of a novel, Chandler Klang Smith has imagined an unimaginable world: scathingly clever and gorgeously strange, The Sky Is Yours is at once faraway and disturbingly familiar, its singular chaos grounded in the universal realities of love, family, and the deeply human desire to survive at all costs.

"There have been a lot of books heralded as heirs to Infinite Jest, but I can happily say: this is it." - Leah Schnelbach, Tor.com

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Brilliant, darkly hilarious and almost impossible to describe. Imagine if Terry Gilliam adapted a coming-of-age adventure set in William Gibson’s dystopian sprawl and threw in a dash of Jane Austen. I loved it." - Scott Hawkins

"Chandler Klang Smith comes roaring out the gate with a raucous, inventive gem of a debut. Science fiction, coming of age, and adventure novel, The Sky Is Yours blends its genres brilliantly. To top it all off the book is funny as hell." - Victor LaValle

"Chandler Klang Smith's The Sky Is Yours is a visionary, funny, infuriating dystopic romp, and it's full of carefully observed character details and revelations that simultaneously broke my heart and made it soar like a dragon." - Paul Tremblay


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Used availability for Chandler Klang Smith's The Sky Is Yours

Hardback Editions

January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sky Is Yours: A Novel
Author(s): Chandler Klang Smith
ISBN: 0-451-49626-4 / 978-0-451-49626-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sky Is Yours: A Novel
Author(s): Chandler Klang Smith
ISBN: 0-451-49627-2 / 978-0-451-49627-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sky Is Yours: A Novel
Author(s): Chandler Klang Smith
Publisher: Random House Audio
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January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Sky Is Yours: A Novel
Author(s): Chandler Klang Smith
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Sky Is Yours: A Novel
Author(s): Chandler Klang Smith
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA