A New York Times Bestseller
2014 National Book Award Finalist
One snowy night, famous actor Arthur Leander has a heart attack onstage while performing King Lear. An EMT in the audience performs CPR, but Arthur is dead. That same night, a terrible flu begins to spread. Set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, this is the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.