By Jess Walter
During this brilliantly pleasing send-up of zombie lit, Edgar Award winner and nationwide ebook Award finalist Jess Walter bargains a twist on America’s favourite monster: You don’t must be lifeless to be a zombie. Walter creates a postapocalyptic nightmare that's as sidesplitting because it is moving—and all of the extra damning simply because it’s so recognizable.
Set within the 12 months 2040, amid rolling epidemics, monetary collapses, ozone tumors, genetic piracy, and an Arizona border warfare, “Don’t devour Cat” is the tale of Owen, a man who simply desires to overlook the result of his fresh full-body experiment with a grande soy latte earlier than going to paintings in Seattle’s food/finance district. the realm has long past instantly to hell, and the main frightening a part of it's that now not a rattling factor has replaced: you continue to need to visit paintings, you continue to don’t have a female friend, and, unbelievably, the road on the Starbucks monetary nonetheless stretches on eternally. Why? simply because there’s a zombie operating at the back of the counter, an addict of a membership drug that explanations its clients to turn into competitive, milk-pale, dead-eyed dimwits with an urge for food for rodents and condominium pets—cats particularly (and, in very, very infrequent circumstances, humans).
When Owen ultimately makes it to the pinnacle of the road, the stricken barista’s humans talents falter stressed and he mauls the shop supervisor. It’s the 1st documented zombie assault in months, and it units the sim-tweets humming, finally finishing in a vigilante killing. As for Owen, he will get greater than a loose latte out of the incident: He’s compelled to confront the brokenness of his current lifestyles via venturing into the previous. With the aid of a personal investigator, he heads into Seattle’s Zombie city to look for the single girl he has ever loved.
In “Don’t consume Cat,” a few highs are larger than a life of being human.
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Jess Walter is the writer of “Citizen Vince,” “The Zero,” “The monetary Lives of the Poets,” and the impending “Beautiful Ruins,” as a way to be released via HarperCollins in June. Praised by means of the “New York Times” as “a ridiculously gifted writer,” he has gained the Edgar Award for secret writing and been named a finalist for the nationwide booklet Award. A former journalist, Walter lives together with his kin in Spokane, Washington. “Don’t consume Cat” is his first zombie tale.
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Don't Eat Cat by Jess Walter