We are VERY delighted to announce the acquisition of World English Language rights for Michael Grothaus’ extraordinary debut novel Epiphany Jones, from Maggie Hanbury of the Hanbury Agency.
An energetic, inventive, gritty and deeply moving thriller cum dark comedy, from a truly original voice, Ephiphany Jones addresses the challenging subject of sex trafficking in a powerful narrative driven by exceptionally well-drawn, unforgettable protagonists.
We are thrilled to be publishing Michael Grothaus’s fabulous novel Epiphany Jones. A complex thriller, riddled with twists, turns and genuine shocks, and a compelling, issue-driven plotline, it is also a superb dark comedy that exhibits a mastery of black humour and satire, with a powerful emotional core. Inspired by the author’s own experiences in Hollywood and Cannes, Epiphany Jones is the work of an undeniable new talent. This book, quite simply, blew me away.
Michael says, ‘I’m very excited to be publishing my debut novel with Orenda Books and to be working with Karen, who is clearly one of the most driven and enthusiastic publishers in the industry.’ WELCOME!
Epiphany Jones will be available in ebook in December, and in print in April 2016.
Here’s a bit about Michael:
As a writer at Fast Company, Michael tells the stories about tech, creativity, personal health, the effects of mass media on our psyches, and just plain mysterious stuff. For VICE, he tells stories about cultures, subcultures, sex, and pornography and has also done immersion journalism at geopolitical events including the Hong Kong protests against Beijing in 2014 As a contributing writer to The Guardian and Know Your Mobile, a features writer for Engadget, and the former European Editor for AOL’s popular tech news site TUAW, Michael regularly writes about all things mobile. He also contributes to the online men’s lifestyle magazine, Asylum, is a former screenwriter, and the author of a dozen ‘tech’ books, published by Pearson and Apress. An American abroad, Michael currently lives in London.
We’ll have more on Epiphany Jones in the next week or so!