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  • Published: 13 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781616959388
  • Imprint: Soho Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $42.99

I Heart Oklahoma!




A bleeding-edge contemporary novel that dives into the heart of Donald Trump’s America.

Three artists set out across the country to make a movie. There’s Suzie, the jaded writer; Jim, a corporate suit-turned-video artist who survived 9/11; and a hipster videographer, Remy. They team up to make a piece of “road movie” video/performance art about about “freedom and democracy and starting over and making a clean break and moving forward and making America great again.” From that jumping-off point, Roy Scranton takes us on a provocative, genderqueer, shape-shifting response to our current moment. I Heart Oklahoma is a non-linear, formally daring book about art, guns, American landscapes, American history, and American stupidity, that moves from a bleeding-edge look at our current moment to a furious, Faulknerian retelling of the Charlie Starkweather spree killings of the 1950s, capturing along the way in its fragmented, mesmerizing form, the violence that has always been near the heart of the American dream.

  • Published: 13 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781616959388
  • Imprint: Soho Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $42.99

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Praise for I Heart Oklahoma!

Praise for Roy Scranton [Scranton] writes clearly and convincingly about the emotional, existential challenges that attracted him to war, and how he was changed by the time he returned home.”  —The New York Times  “One of the best and most disturbing war novels in years.”  —The Wall Street Journal  “What impresses is the brutal immediacy of the writing, its authority. Roy Scranton is a truth-telling war writer.” —E.L. Doctorow, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Ragtime and The March “Roy Scranton’s searingly honest first novel is surreal, ultra-real, and like everything he writes from the heart. This examination of the tragedy of what happened in Iraq reaches out to touch of all us. A brilliant literary achievement.” —Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach trilogy “Powerful, engaging, heartrending, corrosive and unyielding.” —Joyce Carol Oates “Roy Scranton is one of the most gifted writers of his generation.” —Amitav Ghosh

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