Zone One

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Random House, Oct 6, 2011 - Fiction - 272 pages
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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...

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User Review  - kdf_333 - LibraryThing

eh, i really wanted to like it but it is rather wordy and rambling and hard to flow with the story line. i am not interested in the main character and like 30 pages in and i still am not sure if he is ... Read full review

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User Review  - bigpapageek - LibraryThing

I know this book probably lets snooty, literati types slum it for a few days on the "genre fiction" side of the tracks, like rich college kids going to a "dive" bar to get an authentic experience. And ... 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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