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The Blondes

(2015)
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A breakout novel for a young writer whose last book was shortlisted for the Trillium Prize alongside Anne Michaels and Margaret Atwood, and whom the Toronto Star called a "force of nature."

Hazel Hayes is a grad student living in New York City. As the novel opens, she learns she is pregnant (from an affair with her married professor) at an apocalyptically bad time: random but deadly attacks on passers-by, all by blonde women, are terrorizing New Yorkers. Soon it becomes clear that the attacks are symptoms of a strange illness that is transforming blondes--whether CEOs, flight attendants, skateboarders or accountants--into rabid killers.

Hazel, vulnerable because of her pregnancy, decides to flee the city--but finds that the epidemic has spread and that the world outside New York is even stranger than she imagined. She sets out on a trip across a paralyzed America to find the one woman--perhaps blonde, perhaps not--who might be able to help her. Emily Schultz's beautifully realized novel is a mix of satire, thriller, and serious literary work. With echoes of Blindness and The Handmaid's Tale amplified by a biting satiric wit, The Blondes is at once an examination of the complex relationships between women, and a merciless but giddily enjoyable portrait of what happens in a world where beauty is--literally--deadly.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blondes: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Schultz
ISBN: 1-250-04335-2 / 978-1-250-04335-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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August 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blondes
Author(s): Emily Schultz
ISBN: 0-385-67105-9 / 978-0-385-67105-7 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blondes: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Schultz
ISBN: 1-250-08169-6 / 978-1-250-08169-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blondes
Author(s): Emily Schultz
ISBN: 0-385-67107-5 / 978-0-385-67107-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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April 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Blondes: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Schultz
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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August 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Blondes
Author(s): Emily Schultz
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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