George A. Romero’s Novel THE LIVING DEAD Has Been Finished & Will Hit Shelves in June [Updated: Release Postponed]

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Publisher’s Note:
As with every industry, publishing is experiencing negative side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As supply chains get disrupted, printers are unable to stay on schedule, Amazon has paused ordering of books as part of a company-wide deprioritization of nonessential goods, and bookstores and libraries are temporarily closing. We unfortunately cannot predict how long this will last, or the full repercussions of the delays.

The Living Dead, a posthumous collaboration between legendary filmmaker George A. Romero and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Kraus hits shelves on June 9th. Set in the present day, The Living Dead is an entirely new tale, the story of the zombie plague as George A. Romero wanted to tell it.

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Enter Kraus, co-author, with Guillermo del Toro, of the New York Times bestseller The Shape of Water (based on the Academy Award-winning movie) and Trollhunters (which became an Emmy Award-winning series), and author of The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch (an Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Book of the Year). A lifelong Romero fan, Kraus was honored to be asked, by Romero’s widow, to complete The Living Dead.

Synopsis:
It begins with one body. A pair of medical examiners find themselves battling a dead man who won’t stay dead. It spreads quickly. In a Midwestern trailer park, a Black teenage girl and a Muslim immigrant battle newly-risen friends and family. On a US aircraft carrier, living sailors hide from dead ones while a fanatic makes a new religion out of death. At a cable news station, a surviving anchor keeps broadcasting while his undead colleagues try to devour him. In DC, an autistic federal employee charts the outbreak, preserving data for a future that may never come. Elsewhere, people are targeted by both the living and the dead. We think we know how this story ends. We. Are. Wrong.

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