Copyright Montag Press 2019

Debra Leea Glasheen

Backbiters

I’M GILULI OF THE RED MIGHTY NATIONLAND. Fifty-four years ago, the Corporate World War of 2050 annihilated a bunch of animal and insect species on the planet, not to mention billions of people, but the good news is that we were born – the Red Mighties. They don’t like us. They call us mutants. I’m attending their high school in the afternoons to try to understand them better, which believe me is no cup of tea, except for one particular Pre-ev guy who I could drink right up. Meanwhile, they’re trying to steal our pure water source and stop us from saving the Red Mighty babies born to their people. I want to help… but I’m not sure I can do what they’re asking.

Backbiters is as unique and fresh as its heroine, embracing openness to whatever forms evolution might take us. An enjoyable and satisfying read that will leave you looking at the world in a different way.”

- Colleen Chen, author of Dysmorphic Kingdom

“With a compelling, authentic and energetic voice, Giluli pulls us into her world and her adventure. Righteous and endearing, she forges ahead into the complexities of growing up at the epicenter of clashing ideologies, political tensions and ah yes, high school drama. I couldn’t wait to see how she’d come through it all!”

– Soramimi Hanarejima, author of Visits to the Confabulatorium

“North Korea blasts a nuclear bomb on its southern neighbor, and the resulting corporate warfare changes history and human beings... Debra Leea Glasheen depicts an intricate plot in a masterfully -constructed, highly-detailed futuristic world.”

– Marcin Dolecki, author of Philosopher’s Crystal