Jason Jurkowski

Fiction | University of Akron | Class of 2020

“Jason Jurkowski’s thesis, Generation Why, follows in the grand tradition of post-apocalyptic fiction ranging from Mary Shelley’s The Last Man to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road without imitating any predecessors. It is a cautionary book of profound ideas, but at its center is a deep study of the human spirit. Jurkowski forces his reader to examine what motivates people to embrace both their very best and at times potentially worst instincts in times of crisis that challenge even those with the noblest intentions.”