I lived in Ohio for about 4 years and I can tell you right now, there are no kingdoms anywhere in that state. Which is why Matthew Flaming's "The Kingdom of Ohio" caught my interest.
According to Penguin, this is "an incredibly original, intelligent novel—a love story set against New York City at the dawn of the mechanical age, featuring Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, and J. P. Morgan."
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