Zone One

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Random House, Oct 6, 2011 - Fiction - 272 pages
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From the author of the Man Booker longlisted The Underground Railroad

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...

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User Review  - banjo123 - LibraryThing

I wasn't sure about this book at first, not being a huge Zombie fan. But Whitehead really knows his way around a sentence, and he sucked me in pretty fast. There is just so much here; politics, family ... Read full review

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User Review  - fatmashahin - LibraryThing

A little bit too pretentious for my tastes. This book just felt like Whitehead was trying too hard to write a capital N Novel as opposed to a story that was actually engaging and/or substantial. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Colson Whitehead is the author of four previous novels, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt and Sag Harbor, as well as The Colossus of New York, a collection of essays. He is the recipient of numerous awards and has frequently hit the American bestseller lists. He lives in New York.

Twitter: @colsonwhitehead

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