… The novel takes place in the Great Lakes region after a fictional swine flu pandemic, known as the “Georgia Flu”, has devastated the world, killing most of the population. It won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2015. …
Critics like the book for it’s unpretentious writing and unusual time-jumping plot line.
It works. Though most, like me, have many questions about this dystopia.
The only thing that ties characters together are two King Lear plays: one the day the plague arrives and another in the near future.
A film adaptation of the novel is in development.
related – NY Times review – O.K., Now It’s Time to Panic