The Resource Severance, Ling Ma

Severance, Ling Ma

Label
Severance
Title
Severance
Statement of responsibility
Ling Ma
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Chinese immigrant parents, shes had her fill of uncertainty. Shes content just to carry on: She goes to work, troubleshoots the teen-targeted Gemstone Bible, watches movies in a Greenpoint basement with her boyfriend. So Candace barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. Then Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies cease operations. The subways screech to a halt. Her bosses enlist her as part of a dwindling skeleton crew with a big end-date payoff. Soon entirely alone, still unfevered, she photographs the eerie, abandoned city as the anonymous blogger NY Ghost. Candace wont be able to make it on her own forever, though. Enter a group of survivors, led by the power-hungry IT tech Bob. Theyre traveling to a place called the Facility, where, Bob promises, they will have everything they need to start society anew. But Candace is carrying a secret she knows Bob will exploit. Should she escape from her rescuers? A send-up and takedown of the rituals, routines, and missed opportunities of contemporary life, Ling Mas Severance is a moving family story, a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale, and a hilarious, deadpan satire. Most important, its a heartfelt tribute to the connections that drive us to do more than survive
Summary
A survivor of an apocalyptic plague maintains a blog about a decimated Manhattan before joining a motley group of survivors to search for a place to rebuild, a goal that is complicated by an unscrupulous group leader
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Kirkus Prize for Fiction, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10685192
Cataloging source
DLC
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1983-
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Ma, Ling
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A14
LC item number
S49 2018
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Epidemics
  • Survival
Target audience
adult
Label
Severance, Ling Ma
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780374261597
Lccn
2017038340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004911431
Label
Severance, Ling Ma
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780374261597
Lccn
2017038340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004911431

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