Narrated By: Emily Woo Zeller
Duration: 8 hours and 19 minutes
What to expect
Things I will never forget: my name, my made-up birthday…The dark of the Hospital at night. My mother’s face, when she was young.
Things other people will forget: where they come from, how old they are, the faces of the people they love. The right words for bowl and sunshine…What is a beginning and what is an end.
Joy spends her days working the graveyard shift at a store outside Boston and nursing an addiction to cough syrup, an attempt to suppress her troubled past. But when a sickness that begins with silver blisters and memory loss and ends with death sweeps the country, Joy, for the first time in her life, seems to have an advantage: she is immune.
At once a hauntingly beautiful portrayal of a dystopian future and a powerful exploration of loneliness.
Science fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction
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Original piece of dystopian fiction...disturbing and thought provoking...
One of the most freakishly talented young writers at work today
a distinctive new voice…original…intoxicating
A beautiful and compelling read
pleasingly strange ... impressively original