In the fall of 1918, a world ravaged by World War I was blindsided by a mysterious and deadly plague. The "Spanish Flu" cut down not only the very young and very old, but people in the prime of their lives, killing far more than had been killed in battle during the war.
The small town of Unity takes drastic action. The town is under quarantine and the borders are sealed—no one can enter, no one can leave. Even mail from overseas is burned. When the disease descends despite their precautions, the town-folk of Unity have only each other to turn to - in terror and in hope, amidst this apocalyptic landscape, when death is knocking at the door, perhaps even in love.
Part Gothic romance, part pandemic horror story, and infused with biting dark humor, Kevin Kerr's Unity 1918 (winner of the Canadian governor General's Award for Drama) is an epic chronicle of this remarkable chapter of human history.