Next Year’s Fiction

Rudyard-Kipling

Occasionally we’ll call out particular deals from Publishers Marketplace that deserve special attention.

March 30, 2009

Fiction: Debut

Helen Simonson’s MAJOR PETTIGREW’S LAST STAND, set in the English countryside, about a retired British Major and a Pakistani shopkeeper whose shared love for Kipling draws them together, but whose romance scandalizes the small village they live in, to Susan Kamil at Random House, in a pre-empt, for publication in 2010, by Julie Barer at Barer Literary (NA).

Hold the phone. HOLD THE PHONE! Is the shopkeeper a dude? If the shopkeeper is a dude, and this is an elderly, gay, interracial British romance sparked by a shared love of Rudyard Kipling, then THIS BOOK IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!

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