Hull-set debut goes to Wm Heinemann

<p>Drummond Moir at Wm Heinemann has bought at auction a debut novel set in Hull after the 2007 floods. Russ Litten&#39;s <em>Scream If You Want to Go Faster</em>, described as &quot;dark, poignant and abrasive&quot;, was acquired from Jon Elek at A P Watt.</p><p>Moir bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada). The book follows a dozen &quot;brilliantly realised&quot; characters over the course of one October weekend, and Moir called it a &quot;startlingly assured and absorbing debut&quot;.<br /><br />The novel will be published as trade paperback in February 2011, and as a Windmill paperback the following year.<br /><br /></p>