Susan DeFreitas, Hot Season
Susan DeFreitas will read from her debut novel Hot Season, published by Harvard Square Editions.
In the tinder-dry Southwest, three eco-minded roommates at Deep Canyon College, known for its radical politics, are looking for love, adventure, and the promise of a bigger life that led them west. In pursuit of an alum wanted for "politically motivated crimes of property," the FBI comes to town and rumor has it that undercover agents are enrolled in classes, making the college dating scene just a bit more sketchy than usual.
Susan DeFreitas has never been able to choose between fantasy and reality, so she lives and writes in both. Born and raised in rural west Michigan, she spent fourteen years in the high country of Arizona before moving to Portland where she has lived since 2009. An author, editor, and educator, Susan DeFreitas’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry has appeared in The Utne Reader, The Nervous Breakdown, Story Magazine, and Southwestern American Literature, along with more than twenty other journals and anthologies.