[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ] [ Edition: First ] a lot of writing and underlining Publisher: Doubleday Pub Date: 10/18/2011 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 272.
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In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic
has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two
types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living
Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuilding
civilization under orders from the provisional government based in
Buffalo. Their top mission: the resettlement of Manhattan. Armed
forces have successfully reclaimed the island south of Canal
Street-aka Zone One-but pockets of plague-ridden squatters remain.
While the army has eliminated the most dangerous of the infected,
teams of civilian volunteers are tasked with clearing out a more
innocuous variety-the "malfunctioning" stragglers, who exist in a
catatonic state, transfixed by their former lives.
Mark Spitz is a member of one of the civilian teams working in
lower Manhattan. Alternating between flashbacks of Spitz's
desperate fight for survival during the worst of the outbreak and
his present narrative, the novel unfolds over three surreal days,
as it depicts the mundane mission of straggler removal, the rigors
of Post-Apocalyptic Stress Disorder, and the impossible job of
coming to grips with the fallen world.
And then things start to go wrong.
Both spine chilling and playfully cerebral, Zone One
brilliantly subverts the genre's conventions and deconstructs the
zombie myth for the twenty-first century.