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Karen Maitland’s A COMPANY OF LIARS, set in England in 1348, as the plague is spreading and a band of misfits are trying to outrun it, including a scar-faced trader in holy relics, a minstrel from Venice, an itinerant painter of church frescoes, a deformed storyteller wanted by the law, a strange albino child, a healer, and a bad-tempered magician traveling with an embalmed mermaid, and THE OWL KILLERS, also set in the middle ages, to Kate Miciak for Dial and Bantam, in a major deal, by Kathleen Anderson at Anderson Literary Management, on behalf of Victoria Hobbs at A.M. Heath (NA).

huh, again
Gerri Brightwell’s THE DARK LANTERN, about the secrets in a Victorian London household and how they affect the master’s experiments in establishing identity through body measurements, to Allison McCabe at Crown, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, for publication in spring 2008, by Zoe Fishman at Lowenstein-Yost (world).

Not one for me
Jessica Holter’s THE PUNANY POETS: Verbal Penetration, a collection of erotic poetry whose sensuality and AIDS awareness themes make sexual safety an intimate experience, and THE PUNANY EXPERIENCE, to Zane at Strebor Books, in a nice deal, by Paul Levine at Paul S. Levine Literary Agency (world).


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