The working title is Back to Blood, presumably based on the following passage from Wolfe’s 28 page proposal that got him a $7 million advance, as reported in New York Magazine:
“So, my people, that leaves only our blood, the bloodlines that course through our very bodies and unite us. “La Raza!” as the Puerto Ricans cry out. ‘The race!’ cries the whole world. The Muslims? Their jihad? Their Islam? All that is nothing but a screen, a cover story. What they are, is … Arabs! Forget the rest of it! Arabs! — once the rulers of all Asia and half of Europe! Once the world’s reigning intelligentsia- — and now left behind in the dust of modern history! Back to blood, muhajeen! They, like all people, all people everywhere, have but one last thing on their minds — ‘Back to blood!’ All people, everywhere, you have no choice but — Back to blood!”
The hereditarian theme running through Wolfe’s books is a persistent one. It probably goes back to his father, a professor of agronomy and editor of The Southern Planter, a journal about breeding for the well-bred.
As far as I can tell, Wolfe is an unrepentant Southern white conservative who has found the last 45 years unsurprising but thoroughly entertaining.
As I keep saying (without the benefit of a $7-million advance):
We will ALL default to our tribes when the time comes.