Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The Georgia Flu causes a worldwide pandemic; in a matter of weeks 99% of humans are dead. Over the next twenty years pockets of individuals form towns of 50-100 people, but the world is without electricity, without gas, without most of everything around which we live our lives: airplanes, radios, cars, TV’s, computers, phones, ovens, refrigerators, though the physical remains of these objects persist as reminders of the old world. The novel weaves together tales of multiple protagonists both before and after the collapse and how their lives intersect. An intelligent, lovely book that explores the fragility of civilization, both inside the human  heart and in the world at large.

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