Serpent's Tail bags 'another masterpiece' by Karen Joy Fowler

Serpent's Tail bags 'another masterpiece' by Karen Joy Fowler

Serpent’s Tail is to publish Booth, Karen Joy Fowler’s first novel since the Booker-shortlisted We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.

Rebecca Gray, associate publisher, acquired the novel from Molly Friedrich and Lucy Carson at the Friedrich Agency, alongside co-agent Anthony Goff at David Higham Associates.

Described as "magisterial, vivid and tragic", Booth follows the trajectory of John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, and tells the story of a family who changed the course of American history. The synopsis explains: "Junius is a famous and charismatic...

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