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Reed King’s amazingly audacious novel is something of a cross between L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, Douglas Adams’s A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, and Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One.

In Reed King’s wildly imaginative and possibly prescient debut, the United States has dissolved in the wake of environmental disasters and the catastrophic policies of its final president.

It is 2085, and Truckee Wallace, a factory worker in Crunchtown 407 (formerly Little Rock, Arkansas, before the secessions), has no grand ambitions besides maybe, possibly, losing his virginity someday.

But when Truckee is thrust unexpectedly into the spotlight he is tapped by the President for a sensitive political mission: to deliver a talking goat across the continent. The fate of the world depends upon it.

The problem is—Truckee’s not sure it’s worth it.

Joined on the road by an android who wants to be human and a former convict lobotomized in Texas, Truckee will navigate an environmentally depleted and lawless continent with devastating—and hilarious—parallels to our own, dodging body pickers and Elvis-worshippers and logo girls, body subbers, and VR addicts.

Elvis-willing, he may even lose his virginity.

FKA USA is the epic novel we’ve all been waiting for about the American end of times, with its unavoidable sense of being on the wrong end of the roller coaster ride. It is a masterwork of ambition, humor, and satire with the power to make us cry, despair, and laugh out loud all at once. It is a tour de force unlike anything else you will read this year.

About the Author


Reed King is the pseudonym of a New York Times bestselling author and TV writer.

Praise For…


“[An] absurdist depiction of the US on the verge of collapse, complete with talking goats and narcissistic billionaire presidents—okay, maybe it isn’t that absurd.”
Entertainment Weekly

CunningOutrageous...Apocalyptic fiction with a hearty serving of weird.”
Booklist, starred review

“Eminently readable…fantastic characters…An epically concocted apocalyptic vision of America in all its faded glory.”
Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250108890
ISBN-10: 1250108896
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: June 18th, 2019
Pages: 480

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