Northern Illinois University Press
Join us for the launch of The Blue Kind, a dystopian drug fantasy told from the perspective of a young woman struggling to break from her physical and emotional connections to a drug cartel. The story is set in a city’s apocalyptic debris where “the laws of physics are lax and everyone gets high.” Although Alison is powerless within the system, hopelessly stoned, and traumatized by the events of the past, she is determined to get out of the mess she’s in. When a new drug is discovered, it promises to fix their lives—but with a catch—it’s sold by the city’s most dangerous kingpin. The lines between running from a bad husband and a vengeful drug dealer begin to blur, as do the lines between escaping from addiction and escaping from a city. Kathryn Born is a Chicago-based artist and writer, and coeditor of The Essential New Art Examiner. She also is editor-in-chief of Chicago Art Magazine, which went to an online-only format earlier this year.
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