Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Oh, La La, Lady N.!

By now readers of this blog are familiar with my rapturous love of Audrey Niffenegger’s THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE. So you can imagine my excitement when I read the following post in deal lunch today:

FICTION: GENERAL/OTHER
Author of THE TIME-TRAVELER'S WIFE Audrey Niffenegger's novel in pictures THE THREE INCESTUOUS SISTERS, a tale of love, revenge, and transcendence, to Tamar Brazis at Abrams, for publication as an oversize art book in September 2005, by Joe Regal of Regal Literary.

The book was originally hand printed in a very limited edition, several years before the success of THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE.


Now, I’ll admit it: I gave a little squeal when I saw her name, and then as I read the posting in “real time” to hubby, my excitement waned somewhat. Naturally I’d hoped for another “regular” novel, something to engage my imagination like TTTW. However, I’m intrigued about this format, especially given that Lady N. is also an artist, so this "novel in pictures" seems a natural fit for her diverse talents.

I’m curious what to expect. And I’ll be going to Amazon searching this out as soon as it’s up and for sale (but, my goodness—September 05?? Did they post that correctly? In publishing that’s an extremely fast turn-around—perhaps because they want to capitalize on her current momentum with TTW? That doesn’t make much sense given that this book doesn’t seem to be experiencing any slowdown. Not that I’m complaining, mind you.

Oh, but Lady N, please-oh-please set hand to writing tablet again soon, if you’ve not already.
Deidre

1 comment:

Anne ;) said...

Well that IS cool! Thanks for letting us know!

I know what you mean, though! I desperately want to see more stories such as TTW out of her.

Though...I have a shameful admission. Usually? I'm not a big fan of sequels or anything of the like. But damn...I desperately want her to write The Time Traveler's Daughter. Like...a *lot*.