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Fiction and Excerpts [38]

Arranged Marriage Meets Queer Fantasy Romance: Announcing A Strange and Stubborn Endurance

Tor Books is thrilled to announce the acquisition of World English rights for A Strange and Stubborn Endurance and an additional novel from Hugo Award-winning blogger and author Foz Meadows by Executive Editor Claire Eddy from Hannah Bowman at Liza Dawson Associates.

A Strange and Stubborn Endurance is a male/male epic fantasy romance about Velasin, a closeted young nobleman preparing for a political arranged marriage to a foreign noblewoman—but when his sexuality is revealed under unpleasant circumstances, it’s proposed that he marry her brother instead. With no idea of what to expect from life in a culture famously more permissive than his own, Velasin’s troubles only increase when his arrival sparks an onset of violent political intrigue. Working together with his new husband, Velasin must try to figure out who’s behind the attacks—and maybe build a real relationship in the process.

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Every Wall Has Eyes: Announcing The City Inside by Samit Basu

Tordotcom Publishing is thrilled to announce that Ruoxi Chen and Sanaa Ali-Virani have acquired JCB Prize finalist Samit Basu’s The City Inside, a postcolonial Ready Player One meets Severance, set in a near-future Delhi where trust is impossible, popularity is conformity, and every wall has eyes. The two-book deal, for North American rights, was brokered by Diana Fox at Fox Literary.

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Read an Excerpt From House of Hollow and Join Author Krystal Sutherland for a Virtual Tour

Three sisters discover that evil things really do go bump in the night…

We’re thrilled to share an excerpt from Krystal Sutherland’s House of Hollow, a dark modern fairytale available April 6th from G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers. You can also join Sutherland on a virtual tour in early April—get the full details below!

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