Hutchinson has acquired a debut novel by Sloane Crosley, former publicity director of Knopf in the US, in a "strong" five-figure deal.
Jocasta Hamilton bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in The Clasp from Cathryn Summerhayes on behalf of Jay Mandel at WME.
Hamilton said: "Sitting somewhere between One Day, The Marriage Plot and Then We Came to the End, Sloane has a gloriously distinctive voice and wonderfully original take on the universal subject of how we work out who we are. If you've ever been to one of those weddings where you suddenly find yourself with a load of people you haven't seen for years, this will make you laugh and laugh. It was love at first page."
Hutchinson will publish in spring 2015, followed by a Windmill paperback.
Crosley has also written two essay collections, I Was Told There'd Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number, which were New York Times bestsellers.
credit: Graeme Mitchell
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