In the very near future, a devastating Ebola-like pandemic has struck the world, but for the 1% in New York City it’s an excuse for even more twisted behavior.
Taylor Antrim delivers a thrilling new novel that combines the best of dystopian fiction with a sharp-eyed exploration of class and wealth in the world’s capital. In this fast-paced paranoid, near-future New York City, we meet Catherine, a broke socialite who is getting sick. Desperate, she takes a job with a luxury concierge service that fulfills the most outlandish desires of the ultra-rich—even if that means hunting down the 99%. As the hidden agendas of her employer and his shadowy clients emerge, Catherine realizes things are not remotely as they appear and she finds herself a pawn of mega-corporations and government agents all eager to profit from the cure embedded inside of her.
Taylor Antrim is the author of the novel The Headmaster Ritual. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications including Five Chapters, American Short Fiction, and Best American Short Stories. A senior editor at Vogue, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
Immunity 2.5 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
Haf to stop reading this. The writing structure and grammer was bad, making the story a challenge to read.
More than 1 year ago
I really liked the idea of a disease spreading all over the world. However, the story follows the bad behavior of survivors instead of the fall out of the disease. I kept waiting for something epic to happen and it was mostly fizzle.
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