The Resource Zone one : a novel, Colson Whitehead

Zone one : a novel, Colson Whitehead

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Zone one : a novel
Title
Zone one
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Title variation
Zone 1
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 dead. 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."--Provided by publisher
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Title
Zone one
Creator
Summary
In a post-apocalyptic world decimated by zombies, the U.S. government has retreated to Buffalo, New York, and survivor efforts to rebuild are focused on lower Manhattan. With several others, Mark Spitz works as a "sweeper" -- eliminating zombie stragglers as he struggles with PASD (Post-Apocalyptic Stress Disorder) and recalls humanity before the apocalypse. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Subject
Genre
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books 2011
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10008126
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.H4768
LC item number
Z36 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
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Colson Whitehead
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Zone one : a novel, Colson Whitehead

Library Locations

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      100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, 80104, US
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