The electric kingdom / David Arnold.
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- ISBN: 9780593202227
- ISBN: 0593202228
- Physical Description: 421 pages : color illustration ; 22 cm
- Publisher: New York : Viking, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
After a deadly Fly Flu spreads throughout the world, survivors Nico, her dog, young artist Kit, and the mysterious Deliverer roam the earth, seeking to evade the Flies and find a place where life and love can thrive again.
When a deadly Fly Flu sweeps the globe, it leaves a shell of the world that once was. Among the survivors are Nico and her dog, on a voyage devised by Nico's father to find a mythical portal; a young artist named Kit, raised in an old abandoned cinema; and the enigmatic Deliverer, who lives Life after Life in an attempt to put the world back together. As swarms of infected Flies roam the earth, these few survivors navigate the woods of post-apocalyptic New England, each on their own quest to find life and light in a world gone dark. -- adapted from jacket
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #1
*Starred Review* In a postapocalyptic New England where nearly everyone has been wiped out by ravenous swarms of "Flu-flies" and a mysterious illness, white 18-year-old Nico is sent by her ailing father on an eight-day trek in search of a "geological anomaly" that seems more fairy-tale portal than scientific plausibility. Elsewhere, after white 12-year-old Kit's mother dies, he and his adoptive siblings set out in search of a rumored haven for survivors. As Nico's and Kit's paths intersect, Arnold shifts between their third-person points of view, in addition to first-person sections following an enigmatic figure dubbed the Deliverer, whose pivotal role is gradually revealed. In its conception, this is an intricate piece of high-concept sf, yet Arnold guides the layered narrative with such clarity and control that the underlying complexity never disturbs the flow; rather, the underpinning questions cultivate tension. The world building has depth in spite of the oddly idyllic setting, and while dangerâwhether from Flies or malevolent humansâlurks around every copse, this isn't a thriller; it's less concerned with physical survival than existential ruminations on art, emotion, and humanity. Neither the characters nor the text meanders, though, instead marching at a steady pace, carried by crystalline prose, which echoes like poetry, towards a genuinely astonishing and moving conclusion. Accessible, sophisticated, and immensely satisfying. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite, Mosquitoland, and The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik. His books have been translated into a dozen languages.
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