Michael Joseph will publish the latest novel by bestselling author Marian Keyes next year.
Grown Ups, which looks at what happens when people don't behave like grown-ups, is the Irish novelist's fourteenth work of fiction and due for publication in the UK and Ireland on 6th February 2020.
"They’re a glamorous and happy family, the Caseys. Or so it seems. Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier," reads the synopsis. "While some people clash, other people like each other far too much...Everything stays under control until one careless remark at a family birthday party, with the entire family present, and all their secrets come spilling out. In the subsequent unravelling, every one of the adults finds themselves wondering if it’s time – finally – to grow up?"
Unveiling the striking cover, designed by Gemma Correll, Keyes told her 187,000 Twitter followers: "My new book, Grown Ups, will be out on 6th February. It's lots of fun, and although it kills me to say it, I'm proud of it."
The announcement coincides with the broadcast of ‘Between Ourselves with Marian Keyes’ on BBC Radio 4. The four-part series is based on pieces from her bestselling collections of essays Under the Duvet and Making It Up As I Go Along. The first episode airs today (Wednesday 11th September) at 11.30am.
Keyes has been with PRH since her first novel Watermelon (Arrow, 1995) was published. Her other novels include The Break, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel’s Holiday and The Women Who Stole My Life. She has sold 6.9 million books for £43.2m, through Nielsen with 2007's Anybody Out There her bestseller with 664,928 copies sold in paperback.