Hot Key cherry-picks Italian YA début

Hot Key cherry-picks Italian YA début

Hot Key has acquired English-language and translation rights, excluding Italian, for The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Italian débutant Paola Peretti.

Executive director Jane Harris bought the rights - after reading just 39 pages - from agent Marianne Gunn O’Connor on Vicki Satlow’s behalf.

The YA title is based on the author’s struggle with her sight.

Harris called it a “unique future classic of storytelling”.