HarperFiction snaps up 'fierce' Freitas novel in six-figure pre-empt

HarperFiction snaps up 'fierce' Freitas novel in six-figure pre-empt

HarperCollins’ Martha Ashby has snapped up a novel about “women’s bodily autonomy, motherhood and societal expectations” from American author and Publishers Weekly reviewer Donna Freitas in a six-figure pre-empt.

Martha Ashby, editorial director at HarperFiction, acquired The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano by Freitas in a six-figure pre-empt. The deal, for UK and Commonwealth excluding Canada, was negotiated by Leigh Butler at Penguin Random House US.  Pamela Dorman, v.p. and publisher of Pamela Dorman Books, pre-empted world rights overnight from Miriam Altshuler at DeFiore and Company.

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