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David Arnold - Author

About the Author

David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. Previous jobs include freelance musician/producer, stay-at-home dad, and preschool teacher. He is a fierce believer in the power of kindness and community. And chips. He believes fiercely in chips. Mosquitoland is his first novel. You can learn more at davidarnoldbooks.com and follow him on Twitter @roofbeam.

Featured books by David Arnold

Mosquitoland

Mosquitoland

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

When her parents unexpectedly divorce, Mim Malone is dragged from her beloved home in Ohio to the 'wastelands' of Mississippi, where she lives in a haze of medication with her dad and new (almost certainly evil) stepmom. But when Mim learns her real mother is ill back home, she escapes her new life and embarks on a rescue mission aboard a Greyhound bus, meeting an assortment of quirky characters along the way. And when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.

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Other books by David Arnold

The Street

The Street

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2020

Subaltern Geographies

Subaltern Geographies

Author: David Arnold, Sharad Chari Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2019

Subaltern Geographies is the first book-length discussion addressing the relationship between the historical innovations of subaltern studies and the critical intellectual practices and methodologies of cultural, urban, historical, and political geography. This edited volume explores this relationship by attempting to think critically about space and spatial categorizations. Editors Tariq Jazeel and Stephen Legg ask, What methodological-philosophical potential does a rigorously geographical engagement with the concept of subalternity pose for geographical thought, whether in historical or contemporary contexts? And what types of craft are necessary for us to seek out subaltern perspectives both from the past and in the present? In so doing, Subaltern Geographies engages with the implications for and impact on disciplinary geographical thought of subaltern studies scholarship, as well as the potential for such thought. In the process, it probes new spatial ideas and forms of learning in an attempt to bypass the spatial categorizations of methodological nationalism and Eurocentrism.

Subaltern Geographies

Subaltern Geographies

Author: David Arnold, Sharad Chari Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2018

Subaltern Geographies will be the first book-length discussion addressing the relationship between the historical innovations of the Subaltern Studies and the critical intellectual practices and methodologies of cultural, urban, historical and political geography.

The Congress in Tamilnad

The Congress in Tamilnad

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2018

Although primarily defined in cultural terms, as the land of the Tamil-speaking people, Tamilnad's geographical location in the south-eastern corner of the Indian sub-continent has enabled it to develop and maintain a distinctive character. The story of the Congress in Tamilnad has two essential themes. One is the evolution of the Tamil Congress as a regional political party. The second is the changing relationship between a nationalist movement and a colonial regime. Examining in close detail these themes, this book, first published in 1977, presents the story of the Congress in Tamilnad as a case-study of how nationalist parties evolved during the later stages of colonialism.

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2018

This is Noah Oakman sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend. Then Noah gets hypnotized. Now Noah sees changes: his mother has a scar on her face that wasn't there before; his old dog, who once walked with a limp, is suddenly lithe; his best friend, a lifelong DC Comics disciple, now rotates in the Marvel universe. Subtle behaviours, bits of history, plans for the future-everything in Noah's world has been rewritten. Everything except his Strange Fascinations . . .

Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

Author: David Arnold Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

';An epic wonder'* from the bestselling author ofMosquitolandThis is Noah Oakman sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend.Then Noah gets hypnotized.Now Noah sees changesinexplicable scars, odd behaviors, rewritten historiesin all those around him. All except his Strange Fascinations . . .A stunning surrealist portrait,The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotikis a story about all the ways we hurt our friends without knowing it, and all the ways they stick around to save us.*Adam Silvera, bestselling author ofMore Happy Than NotandThey Both Die at the End

The Congress in Tamilnad

The Congress in Tamilnad

Author: David Arnold Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/2017

Although primarily defined in cultural terms, as the land of the Tamil-speaking people, Tamilnad's geographical location in the south-eastern corner of the Indian sub-continent has enabled it to develop and maintain a distinctive character. The story of the Congress in Tamilnad has two essential themes. One is the evolution of the Tamil Congress as a regional political party. The second is the changing relationship between a nationalist movement and a colonial regime. Examining in close detail these themes, this book, first published in 1977, presents the story of the Congress in Tamilnad as a case-study of how nationalist parties evolved during the later stages of colonialism.

Kids of Appetite

Kids of Appetite

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2016

KIDS OF APPETITE by David Arnold, author of MOSQUITOLAND, is a tragicomedy of first love and devastating loss, perfect for for fans of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, Rainbow Rowell and Jennifer Niven. 'CAPTIVATING' WASHINGTON POST In the Hackensack Police Department, Vic Benucci and his friend Mad are explaining how they found themselves wrapped up in a grisly murder. But in order to tell that story, they have to go way back... It all started when Vic's dad died. Vic's dad was his best friend, and even now, two years later, he can't bring himself to touch the Untouchable Urn of Oblivion that sits in his front hall. But one cold December day, Vic falls in with an alluring band of kids that wander his New Jersey neighbourhood, including Mad, the girl who changes everything. Along with his newfound friendships comes the courage to open his father's urn, the discovery of the message inside, and the epic journey it sparks... Praise for David Arnold: 'Funny and touching' NEW YORK TIMES 'Fresh and often very endearing' SUNDAY HERALD '[A novel that] bucks the usual classifications and stands defiantly alone' ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY 'A joy' INDEPENDENT, Best YA novels of 2015

Kids of Appetite

Kids of Appetite

Author: David Arnold Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2016

The bestselling author of Mosquitoland brings us another batch of unforgettable characters in this tragicomedy about first love and devastating loss.Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell. It begins with the death of Vic's father. It ends with the murder of Mad's uncle. The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it. But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between. This is a story about: 1. A coded mission to scatter ashes across New Jersey. 2. The momentous nature of the Palisades in winter. 3. One dormant submarine. 4. Two songs about flowers. 5. Being cool in the traditional sense. 6. Sunsets & ice cream & orchards & graveyards. 7. Simultaneous extreme opposites. 8. A narrow escape from a war-torn country. 9. A story collector. 10. How to listen to someone who does not talk. 11. Falling in love with a painting. 12. Falling in love with a song. 13. Falling in love.Cast of Narrators:"e;Vic"e; read byMichael Crouch"e;Mad"e; read byPhoebe Strole"e;Baz"e; read byRyan Vincent Anderson*Bonus PDF Includes a Cast of Characters ListFrom the Compact Disc edition.

Gandhi

Gandhi

Author: David Arnold Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/05/2016

Gandhi's is an extraordinary and compelling story. Few individuals in history have made so great a mark upon their times. And yet Gandhi never held high political office, commanded no armies and was not even a compelling orator. His 'power' therefore makes a particularly fascinating subject for investigation. David Arnold explains how and why the shy student and affluent lawyer became one of the most powerful anti-colonial figures Western empires in Asia ever faced and why he aroused such intense affection, loyalty (and at times much bitter hatred) among Indians and Westerners alike. Attaching as much influence to the idea and image of Gandhi as to the man himself, Arnold sees Gandhi not just as a Hindu saint but as a colonial subject, whose attitudes and experiences expressed much that was common to countless others in India and elsewhere who sought to grapple with the overwhelming power and cultural authority of the West. A vivid and highly readable introducation to Gandhi's life and times, Arnold's book opens up fascinating insights into one of the twentieth century's most remarkable men.

Everyday Technology

Everyday Technology

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2015

Everyday Technology is a pioneering account of how small machines and consumer goods that originated in Europe and North America became objects of everyday use in India in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Rather than investigate big technologies such as railways and irrigation projects, Arnold examines the assimilation and appropriation of bicycles, rice mills, sewing machines, and typewriters in India, and follows their impact on the ways in which people worked and travelled, the clothes they wore, and the kind of food they ate. But the effects of these machines were not limited to the daily rituals of Indian society, and Arnold demonstrates how such small-scale technologies became integral to new ways of thinking about class, race, and gender, as well as about the politics of colonial rule and Indian nationhood.

Mosquitoland

Mosquitoland

Author: David Arnold Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2015

I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange.After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the ';wastelands' of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland.So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, Mosquitoland is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Sherlock (Solo Piano)

Sherlock (Solo Piano)

Author: David Arnold, Michael Price Format: eBook Release Date: 04/02/2014

This songbook contains sheet music for the Main Theme, Watson's Theme and Heroes Theme from the multi award winning television series, Sherlock, beautifully arranged for solo Piano.

Hursey in Conflict

Hursey in Conflict

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2013

Everyday Technology

Everyday Technology

Author: David Arnold Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2013

In 1909 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, on his way back to South Africa from London, wrote his now celebrated tract Hind Swaraj, laying out his vision for the future of India and famously rejecting the technological innovations of Western civilization. Despite his protestations, Western technology endured and helped to make India one of the leading economies in our globalized world. Few would question the dominant role that technology plays in modern life, but to fully understand how India first advanced into technological modernity, argues David Arnold, we must consider the technology of the everyday. Everyday Technology is a pioneering account of how small machines and consumer goods that originated in Europe and North America became objects of everyday use in India in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Rather than investigate big technologies such as railways and irrigation projects, Arnold examines the assimilation and appropriation of bicycles, rice mills, sewing machines, and typewriters in India, and follows their impact on the ways in which people worked and traveled, the clothes they wore, and the kinds of food they ate. But the effects of these machines were not limited to the daily rituals of Indian society, and Arnold demonstrates how such small-scale technologies became integral to new ways of thinking about class, race, and gender, as well as about the politics of colonial rule and Indian nationhood. Arnold's fascinating book offers new perspectives on the globalization of modern technologies and shows us that to truly understand what modernity became, we need to look at the everyday experiences of people in all walks of life, taking stock of how they repurposed small technologies to reinvent their world and themselves.

Love and War

Love and War

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2012

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