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A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. The worst of the plague is now past, and Manhattan is slowly being resettled. Armed forces have successfully reclaimed the island south of Canal Street - aka 'Zone One' and teams of civilian volunteers are clearing out the remaining infected 'stragglers'. Mark Spitz is a member of one of these taskforces and over three surreal days he undertakes the mundane mission of malfunctioning zombie removal, the rigours of Post-Apocalyptic Stress Disorder, and attempting to come to terms with a fallen world. But then things start to go terribly wrong.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Imprint: Random House Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Dimensions: Width: 13.20cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 20.30cm
ISBN 10: 0307455173
Publication Date: 10 July 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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<p> It's a book you want to read rather than one you should read...while still providing the chilling, fleshy pleasures of zombies who lurch, pursue, hunger. . . . One of the best books of the year. -- Esquire <br> <br> Whitehead writes with economy, texture and punch. . . . A cool, thoughtful and, for all its ludic violence, strangely tender novel, a celebration of modernity and a pre-emptive wake for its demise. -- The New York Times Book Review <br> Uniquely affecting. . . . A rich mix of wartime satire and darkly funny social commentary. . . . Whether charged with bleak sadness or bone-dry humor, sentences worth savoring pile up faster than the body count. -- The Los Angeles Times<br> <br> A zombie story with brains. . . . [Whitehead is a] certifiably hip writer who can spin gore into macabre poetry. -- The Washington Post <br> Zone One is not the work of a serious novelist slumming it with some genre-novel cash-in, but rather a lovely piece of writing...Whitehead picks at our nervousness about order's thin grip, suggesting just how flimsy the societal walls are that make possible our hopes and dreams and overly complicated coffee orders. -- Entertainment Weekly <br> <br> Colson Whitehead's Zone One isn't your typical zombie novel; it trades fright-night fodder for empathy and chilling realism...yielding a haunting portrait of a lonely, desolate, and uncertain city. --Elle <br> <br> The stylistic exuberance on display would be overwhelming if it weren't so well controlled, shifting weightlessly from M*A*S*H-style battle narrative to a melancholic Blade Runner-like vision of Urban devastation. . . . The smallest of details is marked by originality of language. -- The New Statesman <br> <br> Leave it to the supremely thoughtful and snarkily funny Whitehead to do interesting things with a topic that lately has seated itself in the public's imagination. . . . Not just a juicy experiment in genre fiction but a brilliantly disguised meditati
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