The Dome Press signs Dyer's 'tender' novel

The Dome Press signs Dyer's 'tender' novel

The Dome Press, the new publishing imprint of D H H Literary Agency, has signed Claire Dyer’s new novel, The Last Day.

The publisher acquired world English rights from Broo Doherty at its own D H H Literary Agency.

The blurb for The Last Day reads: "Since the end of her marriage, Vita has regained her happiness and remained civilised friends with her husband, Boyd. So much so that it seems natural - almost - for him to move back into their marital home as he goes through financial difficulties, even though he brings with him Honey, his beautiful and much younger new love. Vita is fine about it, she really is. But Honey isn't just blonde hair and long, graceful limbs - she loves Boyd with a passion and is hiding secrets of her own.

"Showing the many sides of love - deep, generous, and sometimes destructive - The Last Day is fresh, moving and surprising."

Dyer’s previous novels, The Moment and The Perfect Affair and her short story, "Falling for Gatsby" were published by Quercus. Her poetry collections, Interference Effects and Eleven Rooms, are published by Two Rivers Press.

Rebecca Lloyd, publisher at The Dome Press, said: "The Last Day has the tenderness of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel mixed with the edginess and unexpectedness of The Girl on a Train. It is touching and unnerving, with richly drawn characters and many-layered relationships that take you by surprise right till the end. I was hooked immediately. Claire is a huge talent."

Doherty said: "I am absolutely delighted that The Last Day will be published by The Dome Press in 2018. The novel, focusing on the meaning of love in all its different ramifications and written with acute sensitivity, should attract a large audience."

Dyer added that she was "thrilled" by the deal. "My thanks must go to Broo Doherty and the team at the DHH Literary Agency for making it possible," she said.