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By Ana Simo

A word-drunk romp through an alternate, pre-apocalyptic America, Ana Simo's fiction debut turns the classic murder mystery on its head with the story of a thwarted author's elaborate revenge on the woman who stole her lover. Blending elements of telenovela, pulp noir, and dystopian satire, Heartland is above all a hallucinatory indictment of racism, American style.

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photo Ana Simo is a New York playwright, essayist, and lesbian activist. Born and raised in Cuba, she immigrated to Paris in time to witness the May 1968 revolt, and participate in early women's and gay and lesbian rights groups. Since moving to New York in 1973, she has written some dozen plays, collaborated with experimental artists, and co-founded literary and activist projects. Her first novel, Heartland, was a finalist for the 2019 Triangle Lit Awards for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction.