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Exit Blue
Exit Blue

Exit Blue


230 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $23.95 (US $23.95) (CA $32.00)

Publication Date: March 2010

ISBN 9780930773946

Rights: WOR

Black Heron Press (Mar 2010)

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


Ivan Goldman envisions a riotous near future in which the Blue States have seceded and formed their own union following a disastrous US invasion of Denmark, now deemed the central front in the war on terror. It's one of several conflicts being waged by a zealous Red Zone government in Washington that reportedly dispatches press gangs to fill military ranks while its citizens flee to Mexico seeking employment as domestics and busboys. Tossed into this maelstrom is ghost writer Delmore LeCorte, who becomes romantically entangled with both the Red Zone president and her more astute sister. Learning secrets he'd rather not know, LeCorte is pursued by a deranged vice president who reportedly rules his domain from a lair deep beneath the Rockies and a ruthless Blue Zone senator who's the love child of a famously randy Democratic ex-President. It's left to the reader to decide whether Exit Blue is inventive political satire or a prescient look at more divisive times ahead.


"Ivan Goldman's Exit Blue is an entertaining book that satirizes government, politicians, business, and to some extent the ordinary citizen. Some of the situations presented and the thought processes revealed are probably uncomfortably closer to the truth than we would like to admit. Recommended." — Douglas McWilliams, Sacramento Book Review

"Exit Blue is a humorous and sometimes frightening look at what America could become."— The Midwest Book Review

Author Biography

A Fulbright Scholar and New York Times-best-selling writer, Chicago native Ivan G. Goldman is the author of three novels and a columnist for The Ring magazine. His work has also appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, Utne Reader, The Nation, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other journals. He and his wife live in southern California.