Publication of Citadel, the Novel
Citadel my new novel, is now in print.
Novelist Nicole Disney wrote this—
Citadel is a much needed, unforgiving and unapologetic evisceration of the idea of female inferiority that we have primitively accepted today and throughout history. Remick never shies away from the atrocious acts of violence against women. Citadel is an honest, sometimes savage look at the relationship between men and women, and what the world could be like if women were in control. (Author of Hers to Protect; Dissonance in A Minor)
Evolutionary biologist Irven DeVore tells us that “Males are a breeding experiment run by females.”
What if, in fact, women ran everything? Citadel is a metafictional, apocalyptic story braided into a contemporary post-lesbian novel built on the science of genetics. In Citadel , we see a world where women don’t need men at all.
Each day, the news gives us images and stories of efforts to push back all the progress women have made in the last century. Citadel will be a feature article in the July issue of an Australian publication—eYs (http://www.eysmag.com). Publisher Jasmina Siderovski asked me what I hoped to achieve for the readers with Citadel. My answer:
It’s my hope that, by fearlessly bringing the substance of this novel to the forefront, without ascribing any blame, I have written a morality tale. I hope that Citadel will support women as they continue to resist and say “No More Killing. No More Victims.” Those words drive Citadel and I hope they become a mantra for modern women living in the Niche**.
** From Citadel, the Niche:
“Western women are in the Niche, Rose. We’re pretty little madonnas living in a pretty little Niche. We have a tiny window of freedom. It’s barely two hundred years wide and we think it will go on forever. You’re educated. You have a career. You have clients. You’re independent. You control your money. You own property. You vote. You’re free. Two hundred years ago, you couldn’t have any of that. And now they’re taking it away from you one piece at a time.”
Jac Seery, designer of the cover for Citadel, wrote this after reading the novel:
I feel enlightened–as a woman–ironic to have misdeeds against my gender pointed out by a man.
I feel changed—the way a great journey changes you.
I feel empowered by the reading.
I feel cheated by society.
I feel hungry for all of Citadel, the novel inside the novel.
Ask your bookstore to get you a copy of Citadel from Ingram (available in July). Or you can order directly from Amazon now.