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ഠ Today Show 訰 Severance: A Novel  ඊ Kindle Ebook Author Ling Ma ඞ ഠ Today Show 訰 Severance: A Novel ඊ Kindle Ebook Author Ling Ma ඞ An Best Book of August 2018 You might read this book for its wickedly serrated, apocalyptic humor two driven young women continue to show up at their Manhattan publishing jobs even as theyre among the last people left in the city You might go in for the love story of two twentysomethings who meet over cigarettes on a shared fire escape Or, you might pick the book up to experience how deftly the author captures the violent ennui of youth in the character of Candace Chen Candace avoids overthinking how to build a meaningful life and tries not disappoint her immigrant parents while working in the production department of a publishing house and, later, photographing the ruins of New York for her anonymous blog Certainly, fans of dystopian fiction will savor the understated horror of how the world ends Most everyone contracts a mysterious disease that impels them to continuously reenact a common routine from their life A particularly gruesome scene involves a family going through the motions of dinner as they physically waste away the emaciated mom sets the table as the rest of the family sits down in their places to vigorously lick the plates and mouth the cutleryonly to return the plates to the cupboard and repeat the scene again Its these zombies that Candace and the small group of survivors she joins encounter on supply raids and who are mercifully shot dead by Bob, the groups ruthless leader Severance raises questions about how loneliness shapes identity, the hilarity and horror of the human capacity to normalize, and the stupefying effect of an urge for comfort while also digging a well of empathy for those drawn to the familiar Funny and upsetting, with a strange and noble stillness at its core, this deceptively light read will leave readers wanting the story to continue even after learning Candaces big secret Katy BallAn Elle Best Book to Read This Summer A Southern Living Best New Book of Summer 2018A Millions Most Anticipated Book of 2018A Buzzfeed Summer Reading PickA Nylon Best Book of Summer 2018A Vulture Best Book of the SummerA Chicago Magazine Summer Reading PickA Library Journal Summer Fall Best Debut Novel An April Magazine Most Anticipated Book of 2018A BookBub Laugh Out Loud Book of 2018A Library Journal Debut With CredentialsA Bookish Summer Must Read FictionA satirical spin on the end timeskind of like The Office meets The Leftovers Estelle Tang , ElleA counter history Mas writing about the jargon of globalized capitalism has a mix of humor and pathos that reminded me a little of Infinite Jest and a little of George Saunders it produced a sense of estrangement from my cosmetics, my clothes, and my iPhone Emily Witt, The New Yorker Funny, frightening, and touching Ling Ma manages the impressive trick of delivering a bildungsroman, a survival tale, and satire of late capitalist millennial angst in one book, and Severance announces its author as a supremely talented writer to watch The MillionsIf satirist Gary Shteyngart wrote his version of 2015 end of world breakout Station Eleven, it would be this compulsively readable book Mind Body GreenAstounding Mas engrossing, masterfully written debut transforms the mundane into a landscape of tricky memory, where questions of late stage capitalism, immigration, displacement and motherhood converge in such a sly build up as to render the reader completely stunned Its just an office novel, after all, with some worker bee politics and consideration of the commute, the lunch break, the after work cocktails But Severance demands to be wondered at, only to flip around the gaze and stare back at you BookPageA brilliantly unsettling dystopian novel following a young woman who somehow escapes a fever epidemic and joins a cult like group of fellow survivors BustMa s writing is compelling and cogent, perfectly satirizing a world that often feels beyond parody NylonMa s language does so much in this book, and its precision, its purposeful specificity, implicates an entire generation But what is most remarkable is the gentleness with which Ma describes those working within the capital S System What does it mean if a person finds true comfort working as a cog in a system they disagree with Is that comfort any less real Buzzfeed Blends two distinct subgenres into a wholly original narrative Vol 1 BrooklynA biting indictment of late stage capitalism and a chilling vision of what comes after Ma knows her craft, and it shows Her protagonist is a wonderful mix of vulnerability, wry humor, and steely strength Ma also offers lovely meditations on memory and the immigrant experience Smart, funny, humane, and superbly well written Kirkus, starred reviewEmbracing the genre but somehow transcending it, Ma creates a truly engrossing and believable anti utopian world Ma s extraordinary debut marks a notable creative jump by playing on the apocalyptic fears many people share today Booklist, starred reviewThis quirky satire of office culture imagines what would happen to a Chinese American workaholic if Manhattan were hit by a sudden apocalypse Chicago MagazineFor readers who love their literary fiction with a dash of apocalypse, this one s for you BookishIn this shrewd postapocalpytic debut, Ma imagines the end times in the world of late capitalism, marked by comforting, debilitating effects of nostalgia on its characters The novel s strength lies in Ma s accomplished handling of the walking dead conceit to reflect on what constitutes the good life This is a clever and dextrous debut Publishers Weekly A smart, searing expos on the perils of consumerism, Google overload, and millennial malaise an already established audience will be eager to discover this work Library JournalIn a breathtaking mash up of now and just a hair beyond now, Ling Mas apocalypse glistens with terror, humor, anger, and humanity I promise, you will not be able to stop reading this ingeniously constructed and electrifyingly harrowing book Samantha Hunt, author of The Dark DarkAs a look into where our overconsumption might lead us, Ling Mas Severance rings terrifyingly true More than that, its a moving meditation on home, belonging, and life itselfall rendered in cool yet affecting prose thats too good not to keep reading Rachel Khong, author of Goodbye, VitaminMy autocorrect keeps putting King Ma instead of Ling Ma, but maybe thats on the mark she totally rules Severance is like nothing else around a witty workplace novel and a terrifying plague yarn, an immigrant story and a sort of homecoming, full of Chinese whispers and New York ghosts Ed Park, author of Personal DaysLing Ma has given us a terrifyingly plausible vision of our collective future, one in which our comforts have become pathology and our habits deathand, in her protagonist, a hero who doesnt know if she should be seeking salvation or oblivion And yet, somehow, Severance could easily be the funniest book of the year Its a brilliant, deadpan novel of survival, in this world and in the precarious world to come J Robert Lennon, author of Broken River Severance A Novel eBook Ling Ma Kindle Store edition by Download it once and read on your device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking highlighting while reading Severance Goodreads Share book is the first novel Chinese born American author, When End comes, Candace Chen still in New York She employed publishing consulting firm, Spectra, working from living their building Times Square, but most days she roams IndieBound its own entity an end of world with two three other novels bursting at seams to break out dizzying, monumental It s funny, sad sometimes both same time Hardcover Book Culture In many ways, a ideas artfully blends bends genre, boldly indicts global capitalism, consumerism, materialism every one intellectual aims deeply grounded richly felt experiences narrator As reader, this made me dizzy fear for our world, today, time, worry about well being compelling Literati Bookstore powells defies categorization, combining office satire post apocalyptic survivalism think Then We Came meets dutiful employee ironically soulless job Bible production when new strain flu wipes population Green Apple Books chaptersdigo In Severance, The World Ends Not With Bang, But Memo Aug , Memo shocking ferocious mashes up zombie apocalypse story everyday tribulations Macmillan Best Books Index bookmovement exceeds promise exciting description Ma, Barnes Noble Audiobook Elliott Sawyer YouTube Nov rehabilitation platoon, bitter, unruly troublemakers misfits whose past disciplinary sins have About Maybe not Chen, millennial, generation drone meandering her way into adulthood offbeat, wryly satire,Severance FREE shipping qualifying offers offbeat CAS Linguistics Program, Boston University Two recent graduates, now Assistant Professors U Oregon George Mason collaborating 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Buddhism, Palmo List Issues Linguistic Inquiry MIT Press Journals Samuel Jay Keyser, Editor Chief leads field current topics linguisticsThis key resource explores theoretical developments based latest international scholarship, capturing excitement contemporary debate full scale articles shorter contributions Squibs Discussion extensive commentary Remarks Replies Red Corner Richard Gere, Bai, Bradley Whitford, Byron Mann, Peter Donat, Robert Stanton II Tsai Chin, James Hong, Tzi Ulrich Matschoss Severance: A Novel

 

    • Severance: A Novel
    • 3.4
    • 276
    • Hardcover
    • 304 pages
    • Ling Ma
    • English
    • 12 July 2017

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