Myriad has signed a second novel from author and filmmaker Tom Connolly.
World English rights in Men Like Air were signed from Jenny Hewson at Rogers, Coleridge & White.
The book is described as a "comic and intricate story of two English brothers", who both travel to New York after the death of their parents, and how they reconnect after following separate paths.
Senior fiction editor Vicky Blunden said: "We are extremely proud to be publishing Tom’s fine second novel. He is an exceptional writer, and this is literary fiction at its best – complex, humorous and deeply moving."
Myriad published Connolly's first novel, The Spider Truces in 2011, when it was shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize.
Men Like Air will be released in April 2016.