Fiction. ON HELL transcribes a body broken by American empire, that of ex-con Rafael Luis Estrada Requena, hacking itself away from contemporary society. Johanna Hedva, author of Sick Woman Theory, takes the ferocious compulsion to escape (from capitalism, from the limits of the body-machine, from Earth) and channels it into an evisceration of oppression and authority. Equal parts tender and brutal, romantic and furious, ON HELL is a novel about myths that trick and resist totalitarianism.
Interview with Dan Bustillo @ Entropy
Johanna Hedva is a fourth-generation Los Angelena on their mother's side and, on their father's side, the grandchild of a woman who escaped from North Korea. Hedva is disabled, queer, and gender-nonbinary. Their ongoing project This Earth, Our Hospital includes the essays "Sick Woman Theory," "In Defense of De-persons," and "Letter to a Young Doctor." Their essays, poems, and fiction have appeared in Triple Canopy, Black Warrior Review, Entropy, Mask Magazine, 3:AM, DREGINALD, and others.Author City: Berlin GER