No Exit buys prize-winning novel

<p>No Exit has bought a crime book that won the Shirley Jackson award for best novel last year. Publishing director Ion Mills bought UK and Commonwealth English language rights to <em>Big Machine</em> by Victor Lavalle from Abner Stein for an undisclosed sum. It will be published in paperback in March 2011.</p><p>The book is about a survivor of a suicide cult whose life is changed by the arrival of a letter inviting him to join a group of paranormal investigators comprising former addicts and petty criminals.<br /><br />Mills said: &quot;<em>Big Machine</em> is a truly astonishing and highly original novel by an exciting new author who is being tipped for the top by everybody from the LA Times to US rapper Mos Def. It&rsquo;s a superb book and we are thrilled to be launching it over here.&quot;<br /></p>