Sarah Odedina, Publisher at Oneworld's children's and YA imprint, Rock the Boat, has purchased UK & Commonwealth rights for ROOM EMPTY, the new novel by Sarah Mussi.
ROOM EMPTY will publish in the Autumn of 2016 and is a powerful and unflinching YA novel about the way in which two young people grapple with their problems. It is a novel about lives that are not ideal and the way in which people can makes sense of their pasts and futures. Like Melvin Burgess and Kevin Brooks before her Sarah Mussi is not afraid to portray the darker sides of people’s lives and also to give her characters dignity and hope.
Sarah Odedina comments: “Sarah Mussi is planning to write a brave book about the lives of two young people who find strength and understanding in each other despite their own very real troubles. ROOM EMPTY will be a ground-breaking book by a writer of great skill who really cares about her characters. I can’t wait to publish it.”
The Bookseller announcement is here.