This is the print-out of the seventh and final draft of Hild. It’s the version you’ll read (after a few copyedits*). It will be published in the US by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. November 12th, 2013. Or, as it would read in this country:
Oh, I love the numberliness of it all!
I don’t yet know when it will be published in the UK–not too long after the US, I hope. Other countries will be later: translations take time. When I know, you’ll know. Stay tuned.
It’s a big book: 207,000 words. Just the thing to curl up with before the fire with a glass of wine, or a cup of tea, and, while the wind howls and hail beats on the window, immerse yourself in another time and place.
That’s my goal: an immersive read that is so physically, emotionally, and intellectually convincing that you feel as though you’ve lived another’s life alongside your own.
I can’t wait to get it into your hands. I’ll keep you updated every step of the way.
* I’ll be doing a big post sometime soon about process and timing and publicity. But, eh, today is not that day.