Live Video Chat with Colson Whitehead Happening Now!

Posted by Patrick Brown on October 13, 2011
Join us today for a live video chat with Colson Whitehead. We will be discussing his new post-apocalyptic novel Zone One. Flesh-eating zombie-like creatures have overrun lower Manhattan, and it is up to the remaining survivors to kill them all. Find out how the author of The Intuitionist, Sag Harbor, John Henry Days, and Apex Hides the Hurt came up with the idea for this novel that manages to be both frightening and hilarious in equal parts.

Here's a taste of the book's electrifying prose:

The first time he got sick, the unit had completed a sweep of a party-supply store, a narrow nook on Reade that had been washed off Broadway into a low-rent eddy. Dusty costumes hung from the ceiling as if on meat hooks: cowboys and robots from chart-busting sci-fi trilogies, ethnically obscure kiddie-show mascots, jungle beasts with long tails intended for the flirty tickling of faces. Kingdoms' worth of princesses and their plastic accoutrements, stamped out on the royal assembly line, and the requisite Naughty Nurse suspended in dead air, tilting in her rounds. Do Not Expose to Open Flame. For Amusement Only. The masks had been made in Korea, delivering back to the West the faces they had given the rest of the globe: presidents, screen stars, and mass murderers. The rubber filament inevitably snapped from the staple after five minutes. The graft wouldn't take.

If that wasn't enough for you, watch the video chat! We will be chatting live for about half an hour starting at 5 p.m. Eastern/2 p.m. Pacific. If you have a question for Colson, you can ask it now by going to the video chat page. And if you can't make it to the discussion, fear not, we will have a recording available for viewing shortly after the chat concludes.

To watch the chat or join the discussion, just click here!

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message 1: by Brad (new)

Brad  Steimle Looks nice haven't read it

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