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From the House of Zolo - JE Solo's long awaited debut novel - PHREAK
“An important and timely novel. JE Solo is a visionary.”
Tracey Waddleton, Author of Send More Tourists, the Last Ones Were Delicious

"This book is a quick witted, word-playing journey that gives us what we all need right now: hope.”
Susie TaylorAuthor of Even Weirder Than Before

"An astounding novel. This is what can be accomplished when amazing authors throw off the shackles of convention ... and write from the soul: it is raw, fierce, and poignant."     
Matthew Ledrew, Author, and founder of Engen Books


In a near-future world, where corrupt government and corporate interests rule the smallest details of Island life, an unusually sensitive child is born. Growing up on a landscape overrun by militarized police, ecological devastation, and botched genetic modification experiments, Phreak's survival depends on their heightened senses and the skills they learn at the knee of their life-hacking father. As the collapse of Island society draws closer, Phreak must fight back to protect what they love. Phreak is a richly detailed and compelling first novel about the power of the individual. Solo deftly layers satire and social commentary to create an unforgettable story of resilience and survival.     

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“Phreak often worked against my narrative expectations with its fragmented, time-jumping, and vignette-style approach, and in the process delivered a singular character whose clear and deeply felt recollections warn us how close we are to delivering a similarly bleak future to the next generation. You’ll want to get your hands on this novel as soon as possible.”
Richard Leis, Author and Poet
"Don't wait in line, treehuggers! Grab JE Solo's book, it's a gorgeous sabotage."
 Jenne Nolan, Activist

PHREAK is on Virtual Book Tour

In the first video below House of Zolo editor, Erika Steeves, speaks with JE Solo in the first event of the HOZ 2020 Virtual Book Tour. Erika and JE meet in a cozy virtual bunker on the Odyssey Contemporary Art and Performance Simulator in Second Life and talk about writing, working in virtual space and JE reads Chapter 1 from their debut novel Phreak. More virtual events coming soon as JE tours NEOS VR, VR Chat, and World of Warcraft. In the second video JE is interviewed by Colleen Power for the Colleen Power Hour on CHMR FM Radio. They discuss speculative literature in Canada, launching a book during a pandemic and the process of creating of Phreak.

About JE Solo

JE Solo is an award-winning writer, multi-disciplinary performance and media artist, and musician. JE is the recipient of the Media Arts Prize and the Script Prize from the NL Arts and Letters Awards; the Linda Joy Award from the Atlantic Film Festival; and the East Coast Music Association’s Stompin’ Tom Connors Award. JE’s work has been published by Perro Verlag, Truck, Room, Playwrights of Canada Press, Newfoundland Quarterly, TOFU Magazine, Reverb Magazine, Canadian Theatre Review, and Switch Magazine, among others. JE’s first novel, Phreak (House of Zolo, 2020), was short-listed for the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2017 Fresh Fish Award. More About JE Solo

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