The Making of Zombie Wars (Paperback)

By Aleksandar Hemon

Picador USA, 9781250094629, 320pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2016



Aleksandar Hemon is on fire. "Vanity Fair"
His writing style is as vital and rewarding as ever. . . . The kind of writing that pulls you in and holds you there. "San Francisco Chronicle"

Joshua Levin has a reasonably comfortable Chicago apartment, a mildly dysfunctional family sprinkled throughout the suburbs, a steady job teaching ESL, a devoted girlfriend who lives down the block, and a laptop full of screenplay ideas one of which he thinks, might turn out to be good: "Zombie Wars."

But all it takes is a few unexpected events his already unhinged army vet of a landlord experiencing something of a psychotic break, a moment of weakness (or two) with his sultry Bosnian student for Joshua's life to descend into chaos. As the stakes quickly move from absurd to life-and-death matters, "The Making of Zombie Wars" takes on real consequence.

About the Author

Aleksandar Hemon is the author of The Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and three books of short stories: The Question of Bruno; Nowhere Man, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Love and Obstacles. He was the recipient of a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship and a "genius grant" from the MacArthur Foundation. He lives in Chicago.