Described by author Pandora Sykes as ‘an astounding debut’ and ‘a modern-day Atonement’ by author Emma Gannon, Another Life centres around Nick, a man who falls in love with passionate but troubled Anna. Nick must choose between finding the courage to follow his heart or risk letting go of the love of his life. Another Life was first acquired by Penguin Random House in 2019 after an impressive six-figure pre-empt. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength, with international rights sold to Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia and Spain.
Another Life was also chosen as a BBC2 Between the Covers pick following its hardback publication in April 2021, and has featured in Heat magazine and The Sun newspaper, capturing readers’ hearts all across the UK.
We can’t wait for even more readers to fall in love with Another Life…
Nick and Anna work the same summer job at their local cinema. Anna is mysterious, beautiful, and from a very different world to Nick.
She’s grown up preparing for the end of days, in a tightly-controlled existence where Christmas, getting drunk and sex before marriage are all off-limits.
So when Nick comes into her life, Anna falls passionately in love. Their shared world burns with poetry and music, cigarettes and conversation – hints of the people they hope to become.
But Anna, on the cusp of adulthood, is afraid to give up everything she’s ever believed in, and everyone she’s ever loved. She walks away, and Nick doesn’t stop her.
Years later, a tragedy draws Anna back into Nick’s life.
But rekindling their relationship leaves Anna and Nick facing a terrible choice between a love that’s endured decades, and the promises they’ve made to others along the way.
A huge congratulations to Jodie Chapman on this very special publication day! If you haven’t had a chance to purchase a copy yourself, you can do so here.