12+ novel of story of storm and survival lands at Head of Zeus' children's imprint
Fiona Kennedy, publisher of Zephyr, has acquired World rights in Chris Vick's 12+ novel Girl. Boy. Sea. from Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan Associates. Girl. Boy. Sea. will be edited by Lauren Atherton, assistant editor, and tells the story of a girl and a boy shipwrecked in a storm off the coast of Morocco.
According to the acquisition statement: 'Aya tells Bill about The Arabian Nights and Shahrazad, who told 1001 stories to save her life. As hope of rescue begins to fade, they find strength in these tales of magic, brave heroes, wily thieves, cruel sultans, and courageous girls.'
Atherton said: "Chris Vick conjures the majesty and sheer terror of the ocean with such power. This story of shipwreck and survival has moments of real beauty and a heart-racing, thrilling adventure at its heart. We are delighted to add this wonderful book to our list at Zephyr."
Vick said: "There are powerful themes running through Zephyr’s books: Tales of brave, resilient and resourceful characters, overcoming great odds. Girl. Boy. Sea. is that kind of story. So the book fits naturally with Zephyr. I’m delighted to be working with the team there." Girl. Boy. Sea. will be published in hardback in August 2019.
Pictured: Chris Vick (cr redforgestudios.net)