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Hystopia / David Means.

Means, David, 1961- author. (Author).
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  • 10 of 11 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola FIC MEANS (Text) 33118000175134 Adult: New Book Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison F (Text) 39391006741118 Fiction Available -
Jennings County Public Library - North Vernon FIC MEA (Text) 30653001398924 Adult Fiction Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon F MEA (Text) 34330513027236 Adult - General Fiction Available -
Lincoln Heritage Public Library - Dale MEA (Text) 70743000151449 Adult Fiction Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville FIC MEA (Text) 37323005260867 FICTION Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville SF MEA (Text) 78551000525796 New Books Checked out 10/19/2016
Peabody Public Library - Columbia City FICTION MEANS (Text) 30403002168433 Adult - Fiction Available -
Perry County Public Library - Tell City F MEA (Text) 70621000211039 Adult - Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library FIC Means (Text) 31208912450329 fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780865479135 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 336 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.

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Summary, etc.: "By the early 1970s, President John F. Kennedy has survived several assassination attempts and--martyred, heroic--is now in his third term. Twenty-two-year-old Eugene Allen returns home from his tour of duty in Vietnam and begins to write a war novel--a book echoing Catch-22 and Slaughterhouse-Five--about veterans who have their battlefield experiences "enfolded," wiped from their memories through drugs and therapy. In Eugene's fictive universe, veterans too damaged to be enfolded stalk the American heartland, reenacting atrocities on civilians and evading the Psych Corps, a federal agency dedicated to upholding the mental hygiene of the nation by any means necessary.This alternative America, in which a veteran tries to reimagine a damaged world, is the subject of Hystopia, the long-awaited first novel by David Means. The critic James Wood has written that Means's language "offers an exquisitely precise and sensuous register of an often crazy American reality." Means brings this talent to bear on the national trauma of the Vietnam era in a work that is outlandish, ruefully funny, and shockingly violent. Written in conversation with some of the greatest war narratives from the Iliad to the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter," Hystopia is a unique and visionary novel"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Nineteen seventies > Fiction.
United States > History > 20th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Alternative histories (Fiction)

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