Synopses & Reviews
A hilarious and whipsmart novel where an epidemic of a rabies-like disease is carried only by blonde women, who all must go to great lengths to conceal their blondness.
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, students or accountants — into rabid killers.
"Emily Schultz is my new hero." Stephen King
"An energetic, startling novel. Emily Schultz is a writer with a deadly sense of humor." Peter Orner, author of Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, and The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo
“Like the literary love child of Naomi Wolf and Stephen King...the result is a spellbinding brew, both satirical and deeply satisfying.” Helene Wecker, author of The Golem and the Jinni
"Sharp and fluid and legitimately disturbing. A thinking person's nailbiter." Ben Lorry, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
About the Author
Emily Schultz is the co-founder of the literary journal Joyland. Her novel, Heaven Is Small was named a finalist for the Trillium Book Award alongside books by Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro, as was The Blondes. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Brian Joseph Davis.