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Critically acclaimed novel set in post-apocalyptic Michigan


The novel “Station Eleven” is about a post-apocalyptic world set largely in Michigan. It's the story of a flu epidemic that wipes out almost all of the earth’s human population. The pre-pandemic story is set in Toronto and other places around the world. Michigan, mostly along the Lake Michigan shoreline, is where the story of survivors takes place.A small group of musicians and actors travels from town to town about 20 years after the outbreak, performing Shakespeare and playing music for people, including those too young to remember a world with electricity and other conveniences we take for granted.

Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with author Emily St. John Mandel about her book, which was a 2014 National Book Award finalist.

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."
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