In the very near future, a devastating Ebola-like pandemic has struck the world, but for the 1% in New York City it’s an excuse for even more twisted behavior.
Taylor Antrim delivers a thrilling new novel that combines the best of dystopian fiction with a sharp-eyed exploration of class and wealth in the world’s capital. In this fast-paced paranoid, near-future New York City, we meet Catherine, a broke socialite who is getting sick. Desperate, she takes a job with a luxury concierge service that fulfills the most outlandish desires of the ultra-rich—even if that means hunting down the 99%. As the hidden agendas of her employer and his shadowy clients emerge, Catherine realizes things are not remotely as they appear and she finds herself a pawn of mega-corporations and government agents all eager to profit from the cure embedded inside of her.
"Set in an imagined America that's appallingly indistinguishable from our own, Immunity offers a double black vodka of dystopia: very dry, very smooth, and very lethal."
– Joseph O’Neill, author of, Netherland and The Dog
“Reading Immunity is like coming down with some exotic virus: your pulse races, your temperature spikes, cold sweats set in, and for as long as you’re holding the book, you’re flat-out immobilized. It’s a thrilling shock to the system, an extraordinary novel.”
– Jonathan Miles, author of, Dear American Airlines and Want Not
“In this smart, scary report from the day after tomorrow, Taylor Antrim gives us a new york we recognize immediately from our anxious daydreams: the broken city after the catastrophe. A paranoid thriller for an age that’s lost its faith in conspiracies, Immunity is both a delivery system for adrenaline and a first attempt at a survival guide for the future.”
– Gabriel Roth, author of, The Unknowns
“I’m left haunted by how perfectly Taylor Antrim zeroes in on the zeitgeist of right now. To call Immunity a medical thriller doesn’t nearly sum up what’s contained here: all the panic, the violence, the desire we’re capable of if given the right circumstances.”
– Mary Beth Keane, author of, The Walking People and Fever
“A whip-smart send-up of New York City elite set in a catastrophic future America that feels chillingly real. Devastating and darkly hilarious.”
– Laura Van Den Berg, Author of, The Isle of Youth and Find Me