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26.10.12 | Charlotte Williams
Andersen Press has acquired a YA debut novel, Bone Jack, by author Sara Crowe.
Acting editorial director of fiction Ruth Knowles bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in the book through Joanna Swainson at Hardman & Swainson.
The book is for readers aged 11+, and is described by the publisher as a "powerful, literary novel, filled with myth and legend, with echoes of David Almond and Melvin Burgess". The story follows Ash Tyler who is caught between his father, a soldier suffering from post- traumatic stress disorder, and his best friend-living wild and embroiled in a centuries-old secret.
Knowles said: "Bone Jack is gripping and pacy, yet haunting and poignant. Sara's wonderful, atmospheric writing grabs you from the first line – this is a beautiful novel that we are delighted to have on the Andersen Press list."