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Book Club: Severance by Ling Ma

Our next title for Lit Reads is a bold, heady debut novel by Chinese American author, Ling Ma.

Following the plight of Candace, a millennial graphic designer trapped in an inane job at publishing house, Severance is a fresh post-apocalyptic novel examining the existential malaise of our generation.

A jolting, acerbic read that imagines a crumbling New York at the height of an environmental apocalypse. Through time-lapses and moments both earnest and satirical, Severance tells the story of our time; of capitalism, environmental decline, immigration and the hollow ache of urban ennui.