The publishing world has surprised us again with news this morning of a new E. L. James novel to be published in just eighteen days!
Vintage Books said in a statement that the author wrote the book in response to reader demand. “This book is dedicated to those readers who asked…and asked…and asked for this,” James writes in the book’s opening pages.
“Christian is a complex character and readers have always been fascinated by his desires and motivations, and his troubled past,” she said. “Also, as anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows, there are two sides to every story…”
by E. L. James
Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian
Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair.
He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist.
Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.
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About the Contributor
While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.