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A Novel

Ling Ma

Maybe it's 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 Ma's 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 Ch...
Publish Date
May 7
First Published in 2018
Goodreads rating
May 11, 2018
Obsessed 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
Jul 28, 2020
@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
Jan 16, 2021
@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
Feb 05, 2021
Two 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
@MikeIsaac this book is among my favorites      source
Dec 30, 2019
Top 9 books of ‘19! @jamiattenberg @jenniferweiner @LisaTaddeo @jeaninecummins @CounterpointLLC @fsgbooks      source
Feb 18, 2021
@gamedev_fitness I absolutely loved Severance when I read it ages ago, I can't imagine how surreal it was to read it DURING the pandemic. This is one of the books I always recommend when people ask me for book recs.      source