Yours for the Taking

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St. Martin's Press
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6.4 X 9.3 X 1.2 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author
GABRIELLE KORN is the author of Everybody (Else) Is Perfect and the former Editor-in-Chief of Nylon. She recently led LGBTQ+ strategy at Netflix, and her writing has been published across the internet since 2011, with bylines in Instyle, Coveteur, Autostraddle, Nylon, Refinery29, Oprah, and more. Originally from New York, she now lives in Los Angeles with her wife, and together they run The Pink Door artist and writer residency.

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"The action of the book will keep the reader turning the pages... radically reimagines the world and challenges our ideas for living in it." --The New York Times

"Korn manages to grapple with weighty topics while also delivering a compelling read, rife with twists." --Elle

"Gabrielle Korn takes an oft-deployed dystopian/sci-fi literary premise and shreds it to pieces....Enthralling."

"Listen, just read the book." --Vogue

"An alluring story of a feminist dystopia... Korn's conceits are as provocative as her characters are well-rounded. Readers will eat up this distinctive work of climate fiction." --Publishers Weekly

"Korn's premise couldn't be more timely....this novel sparkles." --Kirkus Reviews

"An intriguing exploration of how 'saving the world' can become warped by ego and ideology. Korn's timely fiction debut indicts exclusionary corporate feminism." --Library Journal

"An immersive, future-focused, and highly engaging thought experiment that's startlingly relevant to today's society." --Booklist

"Tackling themes of feminism, capitalism, queerness, race and gender, this is a remarkably frightening, enlightening and unflinching take on dystopian literature." --Ms. Magazine

"Gatekeeping girlboss insidiousness, climate injustice and ecological inequality, love in the time of perpetual apocalypse--Korn's thrilling work of speculative fiction, about billionaire-funded bubbles designed to seal off select people from inhospitable living conditions, trains a big, queer black mirror on the sociopolitical iniquities of our time." --Electric Literature

"If you're into dystopian fiction, lesbians, and critiques of girlboss feminism, you'll love Korn's debut." --Them

"Stunning...a bracing, exhilarating read." --Esmé Weijun Wang, New York Times bestselling author of The Collected Schizophrenias

"Thrilling...with exquisite worldbuilding and a cast of complicated, multifarious characters, Yours for the Taking is a spectacular saga about the folly of control and the inheritance of that folly." --Michelle Hart, author of We Do What We Do in the Dark

"Through a rich tapestry of characters with diverse backgrounds and queer identities, Korn's novel delves deeply into themes of white feminism, gender essentialism, and the climate crisis. [Yours for the Taking] is a testament to the importance of representation, particularly of queer individuals, in science fiction." --BNN

"Gabrielle Korn had me at feminist dystopia, but her layered, intriguing storytelling made the end of the world entirely her own. I stowed myself in a bunker and read Yours for the Taking in less than a day." --Amanda Montell, author of Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism

"A tender, thrilling, thoughtful examination of queer survival. Gabrielle Korn's storytelling is engrossing as she paints a damning, clever portrait of the effects of exclusionary politics. Her debut novel is both a penetrating reflection of the anxiety modern generations face and a lesbian love story for the end of the world." --Jill Gutowitz, author of Girls Can Kiss Now

"A gripping page-turner about power and the consequences of inaction. Tender, wise, and achingly true-to-life, it is a haunting look at a possible future that feels entirely of the moment." --Camille Perri, author of The Assistants and When Katie Met Cassidy

"A startlingly realistic vision of where the climate crisis is taking us coupled with root rot in white girlboss feminism, Gabrielle Korn has imagined the defining feminist dystopia for our times. Yours for the Taking is a page-turner; its propulsive heat is matched only by the chills that come from realizing, as a reader, how close we are to the kind of world Korn so beautifully, and frighteningly, immerses us in. An electric, essential read. I couldn't put it down." --Jeanna Kadlec, author of Heretic

"Gabrielle Korn's debut fiction imagines a world that seems freakishly, frighteningly possible--no doubt because she's done such a fine job of creating characters that are vibrantly alive, and recognizable....A great, contemporary take on the classic what-would-an-all-female-society-look-like genre, full of suspense and fair warning." --Michelle Tea

"Beautiful, tender, and revelatory, this book took my breath away....I read it in one sitting and you will, too. A propulsive masterpiece and a queer reckoning." --Marisa Crane, author of I Keep My Exoskeletons to Myself

"Gabrielle Korn expertly weaves together a complex web of characters and texts from various perspectives and times to examine how it is idealism can so easily degrade, the effects of which are claustrophobic and chilling. Written with necessary urgency, Yours for the Taking presents a terrifying vision of the future, yet what courses through its center are the connections that form under these bleak conditions, the love that keeps us living." --Katie M. Flynn, author of The Companions