Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. So she barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. Then Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies halt operations. The subways squeak to a halt. Soon entirely alone, still unfevered, she photographs the eerie, abandoned city as the anonymous blogger NY Ghost.
Candace won’t be able to make it on her own forever, though. Enter a group of survivors, led by the power-hungry IT tech Bob. They’re 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 Ma’s Severance is a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale and satire.
Was not as great as I expected, but was not bad either.
The speech in this novel does not have any speech marks which is very annoying.
Apart from that. The main character is a millennial living in NYC.
Each chapter goes between her life and the present which is after the world comes to a pandemic standstill.
Kind of reminds me of the walking dead.
I didn’t feel the chapters where too connected therefore why should the reader be connected to it?