Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pre Pub Book Buzz: The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen

I came across this one in the upcoming St. Martins Press/Thomas Dunne catalog and immediately added it to my 2015 wish list. Aside from the fact that The Telegraph apparently called this "Twin Peaks meets the Brothers Grimm" the synopsis itself is quite intriguing.

Here's a bit about the book from Goodreads:

Only nine people have ever been chosen by renowned children’s author Laura White to join the Rabbit Back Literature Society, an elite group of writers in the small town of Rabbit Back. Now a tenth member has been selected: a young literature teacher named Ella. 

Soon Ella discovers that the Society is not what it seems. What is its mysterious ritual known as "The Game"? What explains the strange disappearance that occurs at Laura White’s winter party? Why are the words inside books starting to rearrange themselves? Was there once another tenth member, before her? Slowly, as Ella explores the Society and its history, disturbing secrets that had been buried for years start to come to light. . . .

According to his bio online, Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen is a Finnish author and teacher with a fondness for vampires :) The Rabbit Back Literature Society is his first novel - originally released back in 2006 - so it's taken some time but we finally get to read it here in the States next January! (Pushkin released it in the UK last year.)

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