By Ana Simo
In a word-drunk romp through an alternate, pre-apocalyptic United States, Ana Simo's fiction debut, Heartland, is the uproarious story of a thwarted writer's elaborate revenge on the woman who stole her lover, blending elements of telenovela, pulp noir, and dystopian satire.
There's only one solution for a nasty case of writer's block, and that's murder. Specifically, that of one Mercy McCabe, a cunning art dealer who was once our Latina narrator's rival for the scrumptious Bebe. When she discovers McCabe not only stole her away, but squandered her affection, revenge is not enough. McCabe must admit her guilt, sentence herself, and beg for her execution—Soviet-style.
McCabe, though, is slippery. Lured to the house in the Great Plains where the parents of her would-be murderer had worked as domestics, she suddenly disappears. Worse, an old childhood friend unexpectedly arrives. And as a puritanical caliphate batters Constantinople with America in its sights, no one knows who will be against the wall first.
Heartland is a hilarious, genre-defying fiction debut that confronts race, assimilation, sexual mores, and taboos through a high-voltage tale of love, language, and revenge.
Paperback List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632061508 • Publication: 1/16/2018 • 5.5" x 8.25" • 240 pages • Fiction — Lesbian Pulp Noir • Territory: World all Languages • eBook ISBN: 9781632061515