Faber has acquired two further books from Alex Preston, author of This Bleeding City. <br /><br />Editor Walter Donohue acquired world English rights in a two-book deal with Ed Wilson at Johnson and Alcock. He described <em>The Full Fathom Five</em>, the first book of the deal, as: "a novel of remarkable assurance. It should firmly establish Alex Preston as the chronicler of his generation." <br /><br />The story focuses on a group of young people as they are drawn into The Course, a destructive religious cult. <br /><br />Faber plans to publish <em>The Full Fathom Five</em> in early spring 2012, with the as-yet untitled second novel of the deal to follow.