This month Quercus will be publishing the globally acclaimed bestseller, The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair. It has been attracting rave reviews across Europe and has been a million copy chart-topper in the author’s native France. Dicker’s writing has been likened to Philip Roth, John Steinbeck and Truman Capote, and the book looks sets to be the worldwide summer bestseller.
– Winner of Grand Prix du Roman de l’Académie Française and the Prix Goncourt des Lyceens
– A million copy bestseller in France and a bestseller across Europe
– The hottest book of Frankfurt Book Fair 2012 and London Book Fair 2013 with rights sold to over 40 countries
About the Book:
August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods, never to be heard from again; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence.
Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of the country’s most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer’s block as his publisher’s deadline looms. But Marcus’s plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan—whom, he admits, he had an affair with. As the national media convicts Harry, Marcus launches his own investigation, following a trail of clues through his mentor’s books, the backwoods and isolated beaches of New Hampshire, and the hidden history of Somerset’s citizens and the man they hold most dear. To save Harry, his own writing career, and eventually even himself, Marcus must answer three questions, all of which are mysteriously connected: Who killed Nola Kellergan? What happened one misty morning in Somerset in the summer of 1975? And how do you write a book to save someone’s life?
About the Author:
Joël Dicker was born in Geneva in 1985, where he studied Law. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair was nominated for the Prix Goncourt and won the Grand Prix du Roman de l’Académie Française and the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens.
Sam Taylor is a novelist and journalist who has lived in France for more than a decade. His first literary translation was Laurence Binet’s bestselling HHhH, which was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.