The Resource Zone one : a novel, Colson Whitehead

Zone one : a novel, Colson Whitehead

Label
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
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 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. 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
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
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books 2011
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10008126
Cataloging source
DLC
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1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitehead, Colson
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Survival
  • Zombies
  • Virus diseases
Target audience
adult
Label
Zone one : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780307455178
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2011008339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
HORROR
System control number
  • 1/559171
  • PWmBRO
Label
Zone one : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780307455178
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2011008339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
HORROR
System control number
  • 1/559171
  • PWmBRO

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