The Birthday Problem follows four Seattle survivors: Chaaya Gopal Lee, great-granddaughter of the MaGo programmer, whom the pandemic turns into a killer; 40-something ex-rock star and pharmacy technician Greystone Toussaint, the "King of Seattle"; Alastair Gomez-Larsen, forced to become a blood-smuggler to treat his father's liver disease; and Didi VanNess, a lovesick former-WNBA center and CNA, who tries to win back her wife's heart against a backdrop of madness, death and 30 cats, all named Ira.
|Publisher:||Pink Narcissus Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)|
About the Author
Gussoff is also the author of Homecoming (2000, High Risk Books) and The Wave and Other Stories (2003, Serpent�s Tail). The Birthday Problem is her second novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Birthday Problem is laden with subtle genius. A solid and believable base concept in a near-future dystopia. Rich interpersonal interaction and appropriately dispersed timelines with each character keeps you on your toes with this novel. Characters hail from different racial backgrounds, adding that much more texture to the story. Caren paints pictures of events from unusual angles and challenge perspective while deftly and in retrospect miraculously managing to keep the reader oriented on events and their sequence.