Fleet picks up new novel from 'astonishing' Schofield

Fleet picks up new novel from 'astonishing' Schofield

Fleet has picked up a new novel from Anakana Schofield, described by Rachel Cusk as “fiction of the rarest and darkest kind”.

Ursula Doyle, publisher, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Alba Ziegler-Bailey at the Wylie Agency. Bina: a novel in warnings will be released in March 2020.

The book is narrated by Bina, “an ordinary-extraordinary woman who has simply had enough”.

The synopsis explains: "As Bina writes her story on the backs of discarded envelopes, Anakana Schofield filters a complex moral universe filled with humour and sadness, love and rage, and the consolations, obligations and mysteries of lifelong friendship. A work of great power, skill, and transformative empathy from a unique and astonishing writer.”

Schofield is the Canadian author of 2015’s Martin John (Biblioasis), which was shortlisted for Canada's largest fiction prize, the Giller, along with the Goldsmiths Prize, and the Republic of Consciousness Prize.