the novel :: teaser 1

My name is Una Lanning. I am female, 27 years old, third-generation Chinese American. Until seven weeks ago, I taught anthropological workshops to high-schoolers in the Bay Area, which used to be located in California, which was a coastal state on the western side of the country of the United States of America. Given how widespread the infection rapidly became, I do not know that any of these places will exist in the future. I do not know that Las Vegas, the city where I was born and raised, will ever exist as it did.

Of course now that job is long gone, and my job is to stay alive—