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Zone One

(2011)
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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 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.

Both spine chilling and playfully cerebral, Zone One brilliantly subverts the genre's conventions and deconstructs the zombie myth for the twenty-first century.

Genre: Horror

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Hardback Editions

March 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Zone One: A Novel (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 1-4104-4621-2 / 978-1-4104-4621-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Zone One
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 1-84655-598-1 / 978-1-84655-598-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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October 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Zone One: A Novel
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0-385-52807-8 / 978-0-385-52807-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Zone One
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0-09-957014-9 / 978-0-09-957014-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Zone One
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0-307-45517-3 / 978-0-307-45517-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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Audio Editions

October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Zone One: A Novel
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Zone One: A Novel
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Zone One
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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October 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Zone One
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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October 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Zone One (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0-307-94094-2 / 978-0-307-94094-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Zone One: A Novel
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Anchor
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October 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Zone One
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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