The New Life

Blackwell's Book of the Month January 2024 (Fiction)

Paperback (11 Jan 2024)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award *Shortlist, Debut Fiction, 2023 Nero Book Awards * The Sunday Times Novel of the Year * Shortlisted for the 2024 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

London, 1894. John and Henry have a vision for a new way of life. But as the Oscar Wilde trial ignites public outcry, everything they long for could be under threat.

'Beautifully written' Graham Norton
'Subtle, sexy and beautifully crafted' Sarah Waters
'Lavishly imagined' Sunday Times

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After a lifetime spent navigating his desires, John has finally found a man who returns his feelings. Meanwhile, Henry is convinced that his new unconventional marriage will bring freedom.

United by a shared vision, they begin work on a revolutionary book arguing for the legalisation of homosexuality.

Before it can be published however, Oscar Wilde is arrested and their daring book threatens to throw them, and all around them, into danger. How high a price are they willing to pay for a new way of living?
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'A very fine new writer' Kate Atkinson
'I loved this book' Zadie Smith
'Some of the best writing on desire I've read' Douglas Stuart
'A fascinating story, so confidently told, with thoroughly real characters and agonising moral compromises. Brilliant!' Clare Chambers
'Filled with nuance and tenderness . . . charting the lives of men and women who inspired not only political progress but an entire new way of living and loving' Colm Tóibìn

About the Publisher

Vintage

Vintage

Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529919714
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
Edition: Blackwell's Book of the Month January 2024 (Fiction)
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 3324
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 270g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 30mm