City of Orange


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$18.00  $16.74
Penguin Publishing Group
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5.1 X 7.9 X 1.1 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

David Yoon is the New York Times bestselling author of Frankly in Love, Super Fake Love Song, and for adult readers, Version Zero and City of Orange. He's a William C. Morris Award finalist and an Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature Honor book recipient. He's co-publisher of Joy Revolution, a Random House young adult imprint dedicated to love stories starring people of color. He's also co-founder of Yooniverse Media, which currently has a first look deal with Anonymous Content for film/TV development. David grew up in Orange County, California, and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife, novelist Nicola Yoon, and their daughter.


"Very few postapocalyptic novels have the literary qualities of this one. City of Orange belongs in a very narrow category, alongside Emily St. John's Station Eleven, Richard Matheson's I Am Legend and Cormac McCarthy's The Road. Like all the best authors in the genre, David Yoon is willing to ask what 'the End of the World' really means -- and provide the reader with a thoughtful, heartfelt answer."
--SF Chronicle

--TIME magazine

"Yoon finds the tension in the smallest of acts--like heating up a can of soup--and builds suspense by teasing out information about the world, forcing readers to question everything. Fans of The Martian will enjoy this new take on the struggle to survive in an unfamiliar land."
--Publishers Weekly

One of Crime Reads' "10 Most Captivating Apocalypse Novels"

"Whether it's discovering shelter, finding food or simply managing in brutal conditions, the ever-challenging backdrop of City of Orange makes the determining of reality a mystery readers will want to solve alongside the main character. That's this novel's biggest feat: By giving just enough vivid detail but keeping key elements ambiguous, a reader can easily morph into the main character and become a part of this world."
--USA Today

"City of Orange is a fast-paced read, and Yoon's ability to lighten the mood keeps it from becoming as dread-inducing as some end-of-the-world novels can be."
--LA Times

"In this new novel, a nameless man wakes up in an apocalyptic landscape with no idea how he got there. Suffice to say, nothing is as it seems in this thought-provoking read."
--Country Living

"Very few postapocalyptic novels have the literary qualities of this one...David Yoon is willing to ask what 'the End of the World' really means -- and provide the reader with a thoughtful, heartfelt answer."
--SF Chronicle

"City of Orange also raises questions about time and money and the stuff humans accumulate, while sharpening the focus on what really matters: family, love and enduring friendships. Despite its dark premise, City of Orange insists on hope and continuity in the face of tragedy."
--Shelf Awareness (starred)

"Much more compelling and heartfelt than the end of the world could ever be."
--Kirkus Reviews

"An ambitious novel that takes some big risks...they pay off dramatically in the end."

"Post-apocalyptic but with a sense of humor."

"A thoughtful apocalyptic story with a slight twist."

"Subtle and stark twists push an often unhurried narrative more sharply into focus so that, by its conclusion, readers realize that the end of life as we know it might just be the end of life as we thought we knew it."

"Yoon's care for his character is evident in each word. Motions as mundane as opening up a tin can, or running out to relieve oneself can become as intense as a knife fight."
--Locus Magazine

"David Yoon has written a tale of love and survival, perfect for the untethered nature of our times."
--The Mystery of Writing