Patt Morrison for October 26, 2011

Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Zombie apocalypse is closer than you think, at least in Colson Whitehead’s latest installment, “Zone One: A Novel.”

In post-apocalyptic New York City, Americans struggle to carry on with business as usual. As armed forces try to regain control of Manhattan, they must dispose of citizens who display even the slightest hint of infection. Whitehead parallels a post-zombie apocalypse New York to the emptiness and loss of a post-9/11 society. He joins Patt to talk about zombies and the ruins of New York.

You can also see Colson Whitehead, along with writer David Kipentonight at 7 p.m. at the Los Angeles Central Library, as part of the [ALOUD] series.


Colson Whitehead, author of "Zone One: A Novel"

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