Zone One by Colson Whitehead

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. After the worst of the plague is over, armed forces stationed in Chinatown’s Fort Wonton have successfully reclaimed the island south of Canal Street—aka Zone One. Mark Spitz is a member of one of the three-person civilian sweeper units tasked with clearing lower Manhattan of the remaining feral zombies. Zone One unfolds over three surreal days in which Spitz is occupied with the mundane mission of straggler removal, the rigors of Post-Apocalyptic Stress Disorder (PASD), and the impossible task of coming to terms with a fallen world. And then things start to go terribly wrong… 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.

- Google

The 1831st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 6th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Zone One: A Novel (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewers' Choice) Hardcover 7093447 $26.00 $4.14 2012
Zone One: A Novel Audible Audiobook 59999 $23.95 2011
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Zone One: A Novel Hardcover 833977 $47.64 $2.27 2011
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Zone One Hardcover 6461517 $21.29 $16.24 2014