Thursday, February 09, 2017

Top ten books about the apocalypse

Michelle Tea is the author of five memoirs: The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America, Valencia (now a film), The Chelsea Whistle, Rent Girl (illustrated) and How to Grow Up, currently in development with Amazon Studios. Her novels include Mermaid in Chelsea Creek and Girl at the Bottom of the Sea, part of a Young Adult fantasy trilogy published by McSweeneys, and Rose of No Man’s Land. Black Wave is a dystopic memoir-fiction hybrid. One of her top ten books about the apocalypse, as shared at the Guardian:
Zazen by Vanessa Veselka

Amid the counterculture of a war-drunk America on the verge of collapse we meet Della, a vegan cafe worker who calls in bomb threats in her downtime. When bombs actually explode at Della’s targets, things get heavier and more confusing. This Philip K Dick-ish novel takes place in subcultures familiar to many, within a heavily mediated America that is all too recognisable.
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: Zazen.

The Page 69 Test: Zazen.

--Marshal Zeringue