Bloomsbury Publishing is delighted to announce the acquisition of World English rights for two young adult novels by Nick Lake, author of In Darkness, winner of the 2013 Michael L. Printz Award and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
The as-yet-untitled first book, a literary thriller, will publish in the US, UK, and Australia in 2014. It follows Shelby Jane Cooper, whose life is turned upside-down when she is hit by a car and discovers everything she knows about herself and her family might possibly be a complete and utter lie. As she is drawn into an increasingly complicated, foreign reality, she must grapple with tough questions about the past, the future, and ultimately who she can trust. Lake's emotionally charged story also challenges the reader to decide between fact and fiction in Shelby's world as it twists and turns throughout the narrative to its shocking conclusion.
The novel will be supported by a major global marketing plan, including an international author tour. Lake's second novel in the new deal will publish globally in 2015.Read the rest of the article here.