In After Delores, the unnamed narrator is a no-nonsense coffee shop waitress in New York's bohemian Lower East Side nursing a broken heart after her girlfriend Dolores leaves her for another woman. Over the course of the next few days she goes on the prowl, looking for love, only to find herself immersed in a tangled web of seduction, deceit and murder. Along the way she meets a diverse array of characters, from hot femme Priscilla, go-go dancer Punkette and bewitching and brutal actress Charlotte.
Sarah Schulman is the author of sixteen books, including the novels "The Mere Future, The Child, Rat Bohemia," and "Empathy" (all from Arsenal Pulp Press) and the recent nonfiction works "The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination" and "Israel/Palestine and the Queer International." She was also co-producer with Jim Hubbard of the feature documentary "United in Anger: A History of ACT UP" and is co-director of the ACT UP Oral History Project. She lives in New York, where she is Distinguished Professor of English at City University of New York (College of Staten Island) and a Fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.