Viking has acquired All the Good Things: a "major" debut novel by Clare Sita Fisher.
Fisher’s debut is a story of "love and redemption" about a young single mum in prison finding hope in the most unlikely of places.
When Beth's counsellor asks her to write a list of all the good things in her life, she addresses the list to the first and best thing: her daughter. As she writes the story of her life, she remembers the things that made her happy along the way, before confronting the unspeakably bad thing which took her to prison - ultimately deciding it is both that makes her human.
Venetia Butterfield, publishing director at Viking, bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Zoe Waldie at Rogers, Coleridge and White.
Butterfield said: "I am thrilled to be publishing Clare Sita Fisher’s All The Good Things. I think it’s an extraordinary debut with everything I look for; characters that you love, a powerful plot and a voice both funny and unbearably moving."
Sita Fisher was born in Tooting, south London, in 1987 and has an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
All The Good Things will be published in the UK in June 2017.
- Picador wins Stagg's 'inspiring' modern pilgrimage account at auction
- Harvill Secker acquires political thriller Independence Square
- Viking acquires 'Emily Doe' memoir on Brock Turner trial
- Richard Osman's fiction debut scooped by Viking for seven figures in 10-way auction
- Viking to publish 'haunting' debut by Luiza Sauma