In this brilliantly original take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, American novelist Colson Whitehead shakes up the zombie genre with genius results. A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy ...Read MoreIn this brilliantly original take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, American novelist Colson Whitehead shakes up the zombie genre with genius results. A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuilding civilisation 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' - eliminating the most dangerous plague victims, but pockets of infected squatters remain. Teams of civilian volunteers are tasked with clearing out the 'malfunctioning' stragglers who exist in a catatonic state, transfixed by their former lives, but who are lethal when roused. Mark Spitz is a member of one of the civilian teams working in lower Manhattan. The novel alternates between flashbacks of Spitz's desperate fight for survival during the worst of the outbreak and his present narrative, unfolding over three surreal days as he undertakes the mundane mission of straggler removal, suffers the rigours of Post-Apocalyptic Stress Disorder, and attempts to come to terms with a fallen world. And then things start to go wrong.Read Less
New in new dust jacket. Signed by author. Flat-signed (name only) directly to full title page. New, fine. Autographed sticker on dj. Bubblewrapped, mailed in a box. First edition. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 272 p. Audience: General/trade.
New in New dust jacket. 0385528078. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY-customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Flat-signed by author on title page.; 1.1 x 9.3 x 6.2 Inches; 272 pages; Signed by Author.
Very Good. 0385528078 New York 2011. Book is in excellent condition. Dust jacket in excellent condition with no rips, tears, or marks. Pages nice and bright with no writing or marks of any kind inside. Spine straight and square. Binding is tight. First U.S. edition, first printing as indicated by full number line. Not price clipped. Not remaindered. Not ex-library. Inscribed "Hope you enjoy! " and SIGNED by author on title page. ~At once a chilling horror story and a literary novel by a contemporary master, Zone One is a dazzling portrait of modern civilization in all its wretched, shambling glory.
Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. Signed by Whitehead on the title page. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
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