The Living Dead
The epic and perhaps definitive novel of the zombie apocalypse and its aftermath, written by George A. Romero - the legendary film director who more or less invented the zombie genre - and, following Romero's death, completed by the co-writer of The Shape of Water. . .
It begins with one body. A pair of medical examiners find themselves facing a dead man who won't stay dead.
It spreads quickly. In a Midwestern trailer park, an African American teenage girl and a Muslim immigrant battle newly-risen friends and family.
On a US aircraft carrier, living sailors hide from dead ones while a fanatic preaches the gospel of a new religion of death.
At a cable news station, a surviving anchor keeps broadcasting, not knowing if anyone is watching, while his undead colleagues try to devour him.
In DC, an autistic federal employee charts the outbreak, preserving data for a future that may never come.
Everywhere, people are targeted by both the living and the dead.
We think we know how this story ends. We. Are. Wrong.
Publication Date: 04-Aug-2020
Publisher: Penguin Random House