Zone One - A Novel-logo

Zone One - A Novel

Colson Whitehead

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.

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.
More Information

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Beresford Bennett

Length:

10h


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:38


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:57


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:22


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:46


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:24


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:40


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:53


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:49


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:46


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:32


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:37


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:24


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:46


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:48


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:59


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:31


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:05


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:09


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:46


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:56


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:23


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:11


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:24


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:16


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:15


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:04


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:03


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:55


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:07


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:31


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:15


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:46


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:27


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:58


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:23


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:11


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:57


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:12


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:47


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:52


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:32


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:14


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

00:31