Zone One

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Harvill Secker, 2011 - Epidemics - 259 pages
90 Reviews
Mark Spitz and his squad of three "sweepers" move through Zone One of lower Manhattan, a walled-off enclave scheduled for resettlement in the aftermath of a zombie plague. The great masses of the undead have been violently dispatched by a Marine detachment. It falls to Spitz and his fellows to take care of the handful that remain, as well as a second-tier of the infected known as "stragglers": zombies who have bypassed the cannibalistic urges of their more lethal fellows in favor of a hollow-eyed, eerily nostalgic repetition of some mundane act

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User Review  - Caitlin - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this; it was a nice change of pace to read some dark zombie literature for once (think 28 Days Later, not Shaun of the Dead) - particularly when we have become so enthralled with the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Connor - Goodreads

A literary zombie novel? Yes, it exists. Actually, there quite a few of them- Colson Whitehead's Zone One rates at the top, though. The name given to the post-traumatic stress experienced by the ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

COLSON WHITEHEAD is the author of the national best seller "Sag Harbor" and the novels "The Intui tionist," "John Henry Days," and "Apex Hides the Hurt," as well as "The Colossus of New York," a collection of essays. A recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and a MacArthur Fellowship, he lives in New York City.

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