HystopiaBook - 2016 | First edition
"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 re-imagine a damaged world, is the subject of Hystopia, the long-awaited first novel by David Means. Hystopia is a unique and visionary novel"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: F MEANS-D
Characteristics: 336 pages ; 22 cm