Fourth Estate has signed a new novel from American author David Gilbert.
His novel, & Sons, has been critically acclaimed in the US, where it is published by Random House.
Clare Reihill, editorial director of Fourth Estate, signed UK and Commonwealth rights in a deal with Cathryn Summerhayes acting on behalf go Bill Clegg at WME.
Reihill said: "The novel is already creating waves in America and it is my incredibly good fortune that it wasn’t picked up here beforehand… it's simply a continually exciting and moving novel written on a grand scale, and a joy for adult readers of serious narrative fiction."
Fourth Estate plans to release the book as an e-book immediately, followed by a hardback and paperback in spring 2014.