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Publisher Description

• Finalist for the Philip K. Dick and Arthur C. Clarke Awards 
The gripping first novel by Drew Magary, Deadspin columnist, GQ correspondent, and author of The Hike

"An exciting page turner. . . . Drew Magary is an excellent writer. The Postmortal is . . . even more terrifying than zombie apocalypse." — Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing

John Farrell is about to get "The Cure."
Old age can never kill him now.
The only problem is, everything else still can . . .

Imagine a near future where a cure for aging is discovered and-after much political and moral debate-made available to people worldwide. Immortality, however, comes with its own unique problems-including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult, and other horrors. Witty, eerie, and full of humanity, The Postmortal is an unforgettable thriller that envisions a pre-apocalyptic world so real that it is completely terrifying.

Fiction & Literature
August 30
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Adubya65 ,

Thought provoking

Great subject and Drew did a great job hitting on just about every question that popped into my head and a few I never would have thought of. Aside from a little too liberal with the metaphors I thought it was an outstanding first novel, especially considering he usually spends his days writing Drunken Hookup Failures and assorted poop related columns...

AustinAmanda ,

Fantastic, disturbing read on humanity’s destructive creations.

I’ve revisited this book at least three times in recent years and found new things to love on each read-through. Magary’s approachable prose, keen prescience for world events that have or might still come to pass, and diaristic style here keep you coming back for more at the end of each entry. Every copy I’ve lent to friends has never come back, so buying it digitally is probably my best bet for keeping a version of it happily around.

Marissa8 ,

The postmortal

Read this book in one day , could not put it down. By far one of the best books I have read. It's filled with surprises and really opens your eyes to humanity. At loss for words as I have just finished it.

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