I hear the sound of the Universe texting me...
Lilian Quick has looked up to her cousin Florence her whole life. Florence is everything Lilian is not — brave, confident, quick to find adventure... and American. The women have been out of touch for years due to a family rift, but Lilian, childless, single and self-employed as a pet portrait artist, has been watching Florence from afar. Florence is now Internet-famous as Eleven Novak, the face of a compelling new feminine lifestyle empowerment brand. When Eleven, after a twenty-year silence, offers Lilian a place at her Manhattan office, it comes with a promise. She will help her cousin rise up to her highest self — confident, affluent and self-actualized — if Lilian enrolls in the brand's signature program, the Ascendency. In just months, Lilian's life changes drastically: an apartment in New York, a spiritual awakening, a rising bank account and a shocking amount of influence. It is all a dream come true.
But is this Lilian's dream? What does Eleven want from her? And, who is Eleven, really, after all these years? And who does Lilian Quick truly want to be?
Sarah Selecky, author
Sarah Selecky's breakout debut collection, This Cake Is for the Party, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book, and was longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Her stories have been published in The Walrus, Elle Canada, The New Quarterly, and The Journey Prize anthology, among other publications. She is also the founder of the Sarah Selecky Writing School.
Rights Holder: Transatlantic Agency
rights available: World, excl. US and Canada
number of pages: 368
publication date: 05/08/2018
Original language of pub: English
Materials Available: complete manuscript