Pushkin Children’s Books has acquired the second novel by Ele Fountain, the author of Boy 87.
Sarah Odedina, editor-at-large at Pushkin Children's, bought world rights to Lost, about a girl who finds herself homeless and living with a group of street children.
Fountain said: “Every night, millions of children sleep rough with no home to return to. I remember the first time I saw a gang of street kids. From far away they looked like school children, but close up there was a different story. I wanted to write about the threads of home and family, unravelled and rewoven into bonds of friendship and survival. I’m absolutely thrilled that Lost will be published by Pushkin.”
Odedina acquired the rights from Charles Viney at The Viney Shaw Agency and will publish in 2020.
Boy 87 has now been sold into three other territories with more deals to be finalised soon, the publisher said.