Michael Joseph has acquired a new novel by Marian Keyes called The Break. The book, which will be Keyes’ 13th work of fiction, will publish in the UK and Ireland on 7th September 2017.
It tells the story of a relationship that "everyone thought was forever and which is now in danger of being for never". According to Michael Joseph, it is about discovering that you can’t take anyone or anything in life for granted.
"It is Marian Keyes at her hilarious and insightful best," the publisher said.
Louise Moore, manager director of Michael Joseph, added: “Michael Joseph has the great privilege of publishing Marian’s thirteenth novel, The Break. It is Marian at her funniest and most insightful; she is a writer who encapsulates perfectly the complications - both painful and wonderful - of love.”
Today's announcement (10th March) coincides with Keyes' appearance on BBC Radio 4’s "Desert Island Discs" this Sunday (12th March) in an interview with Kirsty Young.
Keyes last year celebrated 21 years with PRH since her first novel Watermelon (Arrow, 1995) was published. Her other novels include Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel’s Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star in the Sky, The Mystery of Mercy Close and The Women Who Stole My Life. She has also published three collections of journalism, Making it up as I Go Along, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, with Penguin.