Find me: a novel

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"After two acclaimed story collections, Laura van den Berg brings us Find Me, her highly anticipated debut novel--a gripping, imaginative, darkly funny tale of a young woman struggling to find her place in the world. Joy has no one. She spends her days working the graveyard shift at a grocery store outside Boston and nursing an addiction to cough syrup, an attempt to suppress her troubled past. But when a sickness that begins with memory loss and ends with death sweeps the country, Joy, for the first time in her life, seems to have an advantage: she is immune. When Joy's immunity gains her admittance to a hospital in rural Kansas, she sees a chance to escape her bleak existence. There she submits to peculiar treatments and follows seemingly arbitrary rules, forming cautious bonds with other patients--including her roommate, whom she turns to in the night for comfort, and twin boys who are digging a secret tunnel. As winter descends, the hospital's fragile order breaks down and Joy breaks free, embarking on a journey from Kansas to Florida, where she believes she can find her birth mother, the woman who abandoned her as a child. On the road in a devastated America, she encounters mysterious companions, cities turned strange, and one very eerie house. As Joy closes in on Florida, she must confront her own damaged memory and the secrets she has been keeping from herself"--
"Find Me is the story of a young woman reckoning with the ghosts of her past in a post-epidemic America"--
Joy, a loner who works the graveyard shift at a grocery store, finds herself immune to a strange and fatal virus that is sweeping the United States and sets off across the devastated country in search of her birth mother.
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subject_facet Black humor (Literature), Dystopias, Epidemics -- Fiction, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Psychological, Immunity -- Fiction, Voyages and travels -- Fiction, Young women -- Fiction
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title Find me : a novel
title_display Find me : a novel
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title_short Find me :
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topic Epidemics Fiction, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Psychological, Immunity Fiction, Voyages and travels Fiction, Young women Fiction
topic_facet Epidemics, Immunity, Voyages and travels, Young women