In 1990, the world ended. A parasitic worm turned people into walking shells of themselves. Most of the infected 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.