Another zombie apocalypse but with a literary bent. The format was basically three days in the life of "Mark Spitz". "Mark Spitz" (we never learn his real name) is a sweeper on the Omega team, working through Manhattan, block by block, clearing out straggler zombies and removing bodies for the Disposal unit to pick and burn. The story of the plague is told in flashbacks and we are given glimpses of the current situation of life in camps and a little bit on the state of the planet now that monsters have become the majority.
I enjoyed the book and the little flashback vignettes giving us Mark Spitz's back story. I laughed at how he had to spend a few days looking for a dictionary so he could find out where his nickname came from. I will look for other books from Colson Whitehead, too.