The late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, son Monte pens his new novel, which he filled with robust characters, an unraveling mystery, mayhem, innocence and moral disintegration, Metropolis (Fantagraphics, August 23,2022) by Monte Schulz is a coming-of-age novel with a moral puzzle at its core. This dystopian tome is narrated by college senior Julian Brehm, who lives in a war-ravaged world perverted by eugenics where those who were deemed mentally, morally, or physically unfit were banished to desolate Provinces far from where he lives his uneventful life. Thrust into facing a broader reality by the woman he falls in love with, a bohemian revolutionary, Julian, and ultimately Monte, pushes readers to question ideals while giving them the hope of love.
Monte, who is the eldest son of the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, the creator of Charlie Brown and the rest of the “Peanuts” gang and the owner of and teacher at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference,
Monte Schulz received his M.A. in American Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He published his first novel, Down by the River, in 1990 and spent the next twelve years writing a novel about the Jazz Age. Monte is also a composer, songwriter, and producer whose most recent album is titled “Seraphonium.” In 2010. Monte, is the eldest son of the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, the creator of Charlie Brown and the rest of the “Peanuts” gang and the owner of and teacher at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference,