July Book Club: Severance by Ling Ma

For July's book club meeting, we will be discussing Severance, a science fiction novel by Ling Ma. 

Perhaps a bit on the nose, the story takes place in the U.S. both before and during a zombie-flavored pandemic that seems to have originated in Shenzhen. This satiric take fuses both an Asian American and young adult perspective as the main character, Candace Chen, tries to survive in a collapsing nation. 

"A satirical spin on the end times – kind of like The Office meets The Leftovers." – Estelle Tang, Elle

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY * NPR * The New Yorker ("Books We Loved") * Elle * Marie Claire * Amazon Editors * The Paris Review (Staff Favorites) * Refinery29 * Bustle * Buzzfeed * BookPage * Bookish * Mental Floss * Chicago Review of Books * HuffPost * Electric Literature * A.V. Club * Jezebel * Vulture * Literary Hub * Flavorwire

All are welcome to join our discussion – even if you don't get a chance to read the book! You perspective on the topics we cover remains invaluable. 

July 25, 2021 at 9:30am - 11am Berlin Time
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Leipzig, Saxony 04109
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Kaitlyn Kennedy ·
Chelsea Burris Evelyn Riera Stephanie Lake Anya Leonhard

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