Severance
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
Edition
First edition.
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291 pages ; 22 cm
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Downtown Reno Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION MA 2018
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Sierra View Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION MA 2018
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Published
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
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Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English

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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. -- NoveList
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Maybe its the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Mas offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance. 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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ma, L. (2018). Severance (First edition.). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ma, Ling, 1983-. 2018. Severance. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ma, Ling, 1983-. Severance Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ma, Ling. Severance First edition., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.

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