Anna Kelly at Fourth Estate has acquired The Transition, a debut novel by poet Luke Kennard about the housing crisis set in the "very near future."
Fourth Estate acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to The Transition from Georgia Garrett at RCW.
Set in an unnamed city in the very near future, The Transition revolves around a financially insolvent young couple who are given the chance to redesign their life by moving in with an older couple who will act as their ‘mentors’ in a life-improvement scheme called ‘The Transition’.
Kelly said: "This is a novel about capitalism, the housing crisis and a generation in debt, so it couldn’t be more timely or relevant. It’s also a fast-paced and highly entertaining story about a pair of ordinary people in a bizarre situation – surreal, imaginative, moving, and very, very funny."
Publication is scheduled for March 2017.