Exit Blue

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Ivan Goldman envisions a riotous near future in which the Blue States have seceded and formed their own union following a disastrous US invasion of Denmark, now deemed the central front in the war on terror. It's one of several conflicts being waged by a zealous Red Zone government in Washington that reportedly dispatches press gangs to fill military ranks while its citizens flee to Mexico seeking employment as domestics and busboys. Tossed into this maelstrom is ghost writer Delmore LeCorte, who becomes ...
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Overview

Ivan Goldman envisions a riotous near future in which the Blue States have seceded and formed their own union following a disastrous US invasion of Denmark, now deemed the central front in the war on terror. It's one of several conflicts being waged by a zealous Red Zone government in Washington that reportedly dispatches press gangs to fill military ranks while its citizens flee to Mexico seeking employment as domestics and busboys. Tossed into this maelstrom is ghost writer Delmore LeCorte, who becomes romantically entangled with both the Red Zone president and her more astute sister. Learning secrets he'd rather not know, LeCorte is pursued by a deranged vice president who reportedly rules his domain from a lair deep beneath the Rockies and a ruthless Blue Zone senator who's the love child of a famously randy Democratic ex-President. It's left to the reader to decide whether Exit Blue is inventive political satire or a prescient look at more divisive times ahead.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780930773946
  • Publisher: Black Heron Press
  • Publication date: 3/20/2010
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

A Fulbright Scholar and New York Times-best-selling writer, Chicago native Ivan G. Goldman is the author of three novels and a columnist for The Ring magazine. His work has also appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, Utne Reader, The Nation, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other journals. He and his wife live in southern California. Email him at ivangoldman@yahoo.com.
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  • Posted April 28, 2010

    CRAZY FUN

    Goldman's previous novel was excellent so I tried this one too and was engrossed once again. This one's political and funnier but still with some sad parts. It takes place in the near future and clearly the author is not terribly crazy about the Bush family, though in fact there are some pretty nice Bushes in here (with different names). The characters are involving, as is the plot, and it has a kind of wisdom to it.

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