"It's nineteenth century America and a mutant strain of tuberculosis is bringing its victims back from the dead. Sometimes they come back docile, and other times vicious. The vicious ones are sent back to Hell, but the docile ones are put to work as servants and laborers. With so many zombies on the market, the slave trade is nonexistant. The black man is at liberty, and human bondage is no more [...] When his abusive father comes back into his life, Huck flees down the river with Bagger Jim, seeking a life of perfect freedom. When the pox mutates once again, causing even the tamest of baggers to become bloodthirsty monsters, the boy Finn is forced to question his relationship with his dearest, deadest friend"--From www.amazon.com.
Children and adults -- Fiction.
Epidemics -- Fiction.
Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Household employees -- Fiction.
Mississippi River -- Fiction.
Runaway children -- Fiction.
Virus diseases -- Fiction.
Zombies -- Fiction.