“Wow!” Margaret Atwood
“Emily Schultz is my new hero.” Stephen King

  • About The Blondes

    During a still hot autumn in New York City, a rabies-like illness spreads among blonde women, causing them to “rage out” and attack passersby. The epidemic shuts down New York where Hazel, a grad student who is pregnant and alone, tries to escape only to find the disease infecting women throughout North America. With echoes of White Noise and a biting satiric wit, Emily Schultz’s novel is an examination of what happens in a world where beauty is deadly. (Hardcover, 400 pages, April 2015. St. Martin’s Press, ISBN: 1250043352)

    Praise for The Blondes

    “Reading The Blondes… Wow!” Margaret Atwood

    “Emily Schultz is my new hero.” Stephen King

    “The Blondes is intelligent, mesmerizing, and fearless. An entirely original and beautifully twisted satire with a heart of darkness.” Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven

    “Like the literary love child of Naomi Wolf and Stephen King, The Blondes examines our cultural attitudes about beauty through the lens of a post-9/11, high-alert nightmare. The result is a spellbinding brew, both satirical and deeply satisfying.” —Helene Wecker, author of The Golem and the Jinni

    “An energetic, startling novel. Emily Schultz is a writer with a deadly sense of humor. You laugh one moment, you’re frightened the next.” Peter Orner, author of Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge

    “Sharp and fluid and legitimately disturbing. A thinking person’s apocalyptic nailbiter.” Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

    “At once weird and grounded, fizzily comic and satirically serious, The Blondes takes you by surprise and keeps on surprising.” Andrew Pyper, author of The Demonologist

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