Severance, by Ling Ma

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When Shen Fever--a fungal infection causing its victims to repeat mindless routines until it kills them--wipes out most of the global population, Candace Chen agrees to stay on as a member of the skeleton crew at her office, a sojourn that leads to her joining a band of the seemingly immune on their journey to the Facility for supplies and refuge from the post-apocalyptic landscape. Though published a year before the COVID-19 pandemic began, this novel is a chilling and sometimes funny commentary on work, memory, and identity in a time of plague and mass death.  

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By Ling Ma
ISBN: 9781250214997
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019