The Sky Is Yours: A Novel
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Date: January 2018
Duration: 15 hours 38 minutes
Named One of the Best Books of 2018 by: Wall Street Journal (Best Science Fiction) • NPR • New York Public Library • LitHub • Mental Floss •
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'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
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.