19 Station Eleven

19 Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel

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Staff Recommendation: This novel is compelling and chilling, but enlivened by humour and imagination. In little over a day the virulent Georgia Flu has wiped out over 99% of the world’s population. Twenty years later, the Travelling Symphony performs Shakespeare to settlements of survivors who tell strange tales of a prophet. Mandel’s pandemic is utterly believable, and as she skilfully weaves in stories from the past we see how the lives and passions of those lost continue to echo in the wasteland and shape the new world.