Harvill Secker has acquired a new memoir by Alexandra Fuller, who was most recently published by Picador.
Leaving Before the Rains Come is the sequel to Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight (Picador).
The new book will focus on the love of Fuller’s life, Charlie Ross, and their story.
Editorial director Michael Shavit acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to Leaving Before the Rains Come from Zoe Waldie at Rogers, Coleridge and White on behalf of Melanie Jackson in the US.
Shavit said: “In 1992, Alexandra Fuller embarked on a new journey, into a long, tempestuous marriage to Charlie Ross, the love of her life. In this frank, personal memoir, a sequel to Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight, she charts their 20 years together, from the brutal beauty of the Zambezi to the mountains of Wyoming – the new adventures, the unexplored paths, the insurmountable obstacles… and the many signals that they missed along the way.
“This is an astonishingly powerful book; funny, heartbreaking and wise.”
Fuller’s other books include Scribbling the Cat (Picador), Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (Simon & Schuster), and The Legend of Colton H Bryant (Pocket Books).
Harvill Secker will publish Leaving Before the Rains Come in spring 2015.