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The Quality of Silence

The new novel by

Rosamund Lupton

Emma Beswetherick, with David Shelley at Little, Brown Book Group, announce the acquisition of a new novel from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer, Rosamund Lupton, from Felicity Blunt at Curtis Brown.

Set in the extreme landscape of Alaska, THE QUALITY OF SILENCE follows the story of Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby. Yasmin arrives in Alaska to be told her husband, Matt, is dead, the victim of a catastrophic accident. Yasmin, unable to accept this as truth, sets out into the frozen winter landscape, taking Ruby with her in search of answers. But as a storm closes in, Yasmin realises that a very human danger may be keeping pace with them. And with no one else on the road to help, they must keep moving, alone and terrified, through an endless Alaskan night.

In a story that explores the very limits of human resilience, The Quality of Silence is as much about a mother learning to hear her deaf daughter as it is about their journey across the vastness of Alaska, and proves, once again, that Rosamund Lupton is a storyteller of class and elegance.

The Quality of Silence is due to be published under Little, Brown in hardback in July 2015 with a paperback release the following year.

Beswetherick says: ‘Rosamund Lupton is a unique novelist and The Quality of Silence is her most astonishing accomplishment to date. The vast and unforgiving Alaskan landscape provides a powerful backdrop for a novel that is both atmospheric and haunting, and the characters of Yasmin and Ruby and the incredible journey they go on will stay with me for a very long time.'

About the book

On 24th November Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby arrived in Alaska.
Within hours they were driving alone across a frozen wilderness
Where nothing grows
Where no one lives
Where tears freeze
And night will last for another 54 days.
They are looking for Ruby's father.
Travelling deeper into a silent land.
They still cannot find him.
And someone is watching them in the dark.

Rosamund Lupton is the author of Sister, a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and a bestseller in Europe. Published in the UK by Little, Brown Book Group, Sister has been translated into over thirty languages and has international sales of over 1.5 million copies. It was the fastest-selling debut of 2010 by a British author, a BBC Radio 4, Book at Bedtime and was winner of the Richard and Judy Best Debut Novel of 2011 award and the Strand Magazine Critics First Novel Award. Film rights of Sister are currently under option with Studio Canal, to produce with Kevin McCormick of Langley St Pictures. Emily Blunt is attached to star and the script is in development. Lupton’s critically acclaimed second novel Afterwards also went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller lists and was the No. 2 Sunday Times fiction bestseller of 2011, with UK sales alone of more than 200,000 copies.

For further information please contact Susan de Soissons on 020 7911 8069 / susan.desoissons@littlebrown.co.uk

Published by Little, Brown, July 2015


‘Nicci French via Ford Madox Ford. Sister is so ably done, so perceptive about grief and guilt and self-delusion’ – John O’Connell, The Guardian

'Lupton enters the highly charged ring where the best psychological detective writers spar, her hands raised in a victory clench . . . Like Kate Atkinson, Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Rendell' – The New York Times

‘Written with the power and panache of a young Daphne du Maurier; it’s devastatingly good’ - Daily Mail

‘Rosamund Lupton’s Sister grips like a vice’ – Sunday Times

'A bold, impossible-to-categorize, and riveting blend of psychological suspense, literary thriller and the paranormal. Afterwards proves that Lupton isn't just good — she's wickedly good.' - Seattle Times

‘Lupton’s crisp insights into grief and familial guilt are married to a confidently executed plot. Lupton’s persuasive narrative voice is what keeps this classy debut (on track)’ – Emma Hagestadt, The Independent

'A knockout, one of the most inventive crime-fiction novels to come along in a decade' - The Star

'A masterful, superlative-inspiring success . . . A chilling, gripping, tragic heart-warming, life-affirming enigma of a story.' - Booklist starred review

A brand new Rosamund Lupton website will be launching here in the near future.