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Hot Season

An outlaw activist on the run. A pipeline set to destroy a river. And three young women who must decide who to love, who to trust, and what to sacrifice for the greater good.

In the high desert of Arizona, three roommates, students 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.

Based in part on real events in the Northwest and the Southwest in the early Nineties and mid-Aughts, Hot Season explores what Oregon Book Award Winner Cari Luna called “the charged terrain where the youthful search for identity meets the romantic, illicit lure of direct action.”

Hot Season

Susan DeFreitas

An author, editor, and educator, Susan DeFreitas’s creative work has appeared in The Utne Reader, Story Magazine, Southwestern American Literature, and Forest Avenue Press'sCity of Weird, along with more than twenty other journals and anthologies. She is the author of the novel Hot Season and the chapbook Pyrophitic, and a contributor at Litreactor.com.

A graduate of Prescott College, DeFreitas has a background in marketing and publicity for green businesses, and from 2009 to 2012, she covered green technology for Earthtechling. Her creative work reflects on and incorporates themes related to the environment, sustainability, and the natural world. She holds an MFA from Pacific University and lives in Portland, Oregon, where she serves as a collaborative editor with Indigo Editing & Publications.


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