This is just a public service announcement to remind you that, starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to download the latest offering from Paul Chan’s Badlands Unlimited imprint: Fires of Siberia by Tréy Sager, a romance novel based on the life of Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
The book follows Danielle Powers, a presidential candidate “full of firebrand pluck and red state sex appeal” whose plane crashes over Siberia, according to the press release. Together with the only other survivor, Steadman Bass, Danielle Powers is forced to “confront her deepest self and choose between civilization and a wild, primitive ecstasy.” (Skimming the galley, I noticed a reference to her nipples, at one point, “pebbl[ing].”)
The author is mostly known as a poet. Here’s a HuffPost Live interview with Mr. Sager, where the questioners consider the whole thing with absolutely no discernible irony.
Mr. Chan, who designed the cover, said in an e-mail that he’s wanted to work with Mr. Sager for some time.
“It’s a real beach reading book,” he wrote. “Ever since I started Badlands, I’ve always wanted to publish romances.”
Buy it here tomorrow.