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Sceptre buys new novel by Cold Mountain author
01.01.70 | Philip Jones
Sceptre has acquired the latest novel by Cold Mountain author Charles Frazier, to be published on 27th September 2011.
Publishing director Carolyn Mays bought British Commonwealth, excluding Canada, rights in the title, Nightwoods, from Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown, who was selling on behalf of Amanda Urban of ICM. It will be a £17.99 hardback.
The book is set in the mountains of North Carolina in the early 1960s, and tells the story of Luce, the caretaker of an isolated lakeside lodge, who inherits her sister Lily's traumatised twins when she is murdered. Soon, Lily's husband comes searching for the twins, looking for money he believes belongs to him as he evades conviction for her murder.
Mays said: "I am absolutely thrilled to be working with Charles Frazier again. This is a stunning novel that demonstrates again Frazier's extraordinary talent for creating characters who are as richly textured as his landscapes."
Frazier won the National Book Award in 1997 with first novel Cold Mountain, which went on to become an Oscar-winning film directed by Anthony Minghella.