In 1990, the world ended. A disease turned people into walking shells of themselves. Zombies. Most of them were harmless, but some were broken by the pressure of the disease. The cracked became ravenous killers whose bite infected.
To escape the apocalypse, Eric, a young, overweight boy of 16, sets off on a journey across the United States. His plan is to hike from Ohio to an island in Maine, far from the ruins of cities, where the lake and the fierce winters will protect him from both Zombies and the gangs that roam the country.
Along the way, Eric finds friends and enemies, hope and despair, love and hatred. The World Without Crows is the story of what he must become to survive.
For him and the people he would come to love, the end is only the beginning.
About the Author:
Born in Buckfield, a rural town in the state of Maine, Ben Lyle Bedard grew up in the country. He studied at the University of Maine at Farmington. After graduating from college, he eventually moved across the country to Oregon and then California, where he studied for his Master’s Degree at Mills College, in Oakland. He moved to Buffalo for his PhD. In Buffalo he met his future wife, a Fulbright scholar from Chile. Bedard followed her back to Chile where they married. Now they live in La Serena, Chile, where Ben teaches English and writes novels in many genres.