Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A Gender-Swapped Retelling of OTHELLO? Yes!

Several teenagers’ lives intertwine during one eventful week full of love, betrayal and murder in this futuristic, gender-swapped retelling of Shakespeare’s Othello. 

Olivia Moore leads one of the federal government’s youth hit-squads in the second half of the twenty-first century. After she secretly marries a Senator’s son, a mutinous offense in the year 2063, she’s sent to Los Angeles on a delicate assassination mission. Several states are seceding from the Union and California is next unless she can eliminate certain people. She takes along her multifarious teen team of cat-fighting, boyfriend-stealing girls and a couple of immigrant-chasing guys. 

Her rich, hot new husband, Devon (an innocent male version of Desdemona) tags along, but is fair game for a retaliation plot orchestrated by Cat (Iago with a Latina attitude). Olivia succumbs to Cat’s constant insinuations about Devon’s infidelity and hardens her heart to the truth. 

Will tragedy result as it did in Shakespeare’s plot? You'll have to read it to see. Available in paperback and Kindle.

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