By Jess Walter
During this brilliantly unique send-up of zombie lit, Edgar Award winner and nationwide ebook Award finalist Jess Walter deals a twist on America’s favourite monster: You don’t must be lifeless to be a zombie. Walter creates a postapocalyptic nightmare that's as sidesplitting because it is moving—and all of the extra damning simply because it’s so recognizable.
Set within the 12 months 2040, amid rolling epidemics, fiscal collapses, ozone tumors, genetic piracy, and an Arizona border conflict, “Don’t consume Cat” is the tale of Owen, a man who simply desires to fail to remember the result of his fresh full-body test with a grande soy latte sooner than going to paintings in Seattle’s food/finance district. the realm has long past instantly to hell, and the main scary a part of it's that no longer a rattling factor has replaced: you continue to need to visit paintings, you continue to don’t have a female friend, and, unbelievably, the road on the Starbucks monetary nonetheless stretches on ceaselessly. Why? simply because there’s a zombie operating in the back of the counter, an addict of a membership drug that explanations its clients to turn into competitive, milk-pale, dead-eyed dimwits with an urge for food for rodents and condominium pets—cats specifically (and, in very, very infrequent situations, humans).
When Owen eventually makes it to the top of the road, the bothered barista’s humans abilities falter stressed and he mauls the shop supervisor. It’s the 1st documented zombie assault in months, and it units the sim-tweets humming, finally finishing in a vigilante killing. As for Owen, he will get greater than a loose latte out of the incident: He’s pressured to confront the brokenness of his current lifestyles by way of venturing into the previous. With assistance from a personal investigator, he heads into Seattle’s Zombie city to go looking for the one lady he has ever loved.
In “Don’t consume Cat,” a few highs are larger than a life of being human.
. . .
Jess Walter is the writer of “Citizen Vince,” “The Zero,” “The monetary Lives of the Poets,” and the drawing close “Beautiful Ruins,” to be able to be released by means of HarperCollins in June. Praised via the “New York Times” as “a ridiculously proficient writer,” he has gained the Edgar Award for secret writing and been named a finalist for the nationwide e-book Award. A former journalist, Walter lives along with his relatives in Spokane, Washington. “Don’t consume Cat” is his first zombie tale.
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