by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi’s next novel follows an oddball heroine named Zebra on an irresistible literary quest to Catalonia to mine the scattershot wisdom of the great writers and break free from her past—even as she may be derailed by the mysteries of love. Zebra embarks on an literary rabbit hole akin to Ben Lerner’s Adam Gordon in Leaving the Atocha Station, but with the suspicious, obsessive churning of Rivka Galchen’s Atmospheric Disturbances. Throughout, the author’s hand over the story is tightly controlled even as Zebra’s own reality cracks. A darkly comic exploration of literature, landscape, art, and mortality.
North American publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, February 2018
Foreign rights contact: Allison Devereux, Wolf Literary Services
Film/TV rights contact: Rachel Crawford, Wolf Literary Services