In Ling Ma's offbeat and wryly funny novel, Severance, Candace Chen, a first-generation American and millennial drone, is navigating adulthood in a routine-driven life. However, when a plague sweeps New York, she finds herself alone and photographing the abandoned city under the pseudonym, NY Ghost. Soon, Candace joins a group of survivors led by a power-hungry IT tech and must navigate her way through a new society. This apocalyptic satire is a moving family story, a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale, and a hilarious, deadpan tribute to human connections that drive us to do more than just survive.
2018-05-11T13:07:52.000ZObsessed with this book & the “severance package” it came in. I did not realize how badly I wanted to read an office novel that was also an apocalypse novel, what a sick & perfectly tuned thrill – source
2020-07-28T04:45:14.000Z@AyeshaASiddiqi i LOVED it and immediately tried to get everyone i know to read it and one lost my copy. but this gif will probably motivate me into finally replacing it. truly a perfect book – source
2021-01-16T14:34:27.000Z@MikeIsaac I loved this book, and it was written *before* the pandemic (just barely) Also read “My Year of Rest and Relaxation” for more of those fever dream isolation coping vibes – source
2021-02-05T00:06:39.000ZTwo of my favorite books are on kindle sale today: Severance by Ling Ma and Annihilation by @jeffvandermeer. If you haven't read them, now is a good time to buy! – source
2019-12-30T18:16:43.000ZTop 9 books of ‘19! @jamiattenberg @jenniferweiner @LisaTaddeo @jeaninecummins @CounterpointLLC @fsgbooks – source