Cover Reveal: Single, Carefree, Mellow by Katherine Heiny and Barbara the Slut by Lauren Holmes

CoverThis month, for the first time ever, we have a double cover reveal for you – let’s take a look at the cute, shiny paperback incarnations of short story collections Single, Carefree, Mellow by Katherine Heiny and Barbara the Slut by Lauren Holmes…

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We published both these collections in trade paperback this year, and the reception has been ecstatic. Of Single, Carefree, Mellow, Lena Dunham said, ‘Katherine Heiny’s work does something magical: elevates the mundane so that it has the stakes of a mystery novel, gives women’s interior lives the gravity they so richly deserve – and makes you laugh along the way’. Philipp Meyer called Barbara the Slut, ‘Astonishing – one of those rare books that manages to be both poignant and hilarious.’

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The books share similar themes and similar styles, so we decided to publish them in paperback on the same date, in the same format. The glossy finish on the covers gives them a fresh new look, and the small, chunky format makes them conveniently portable. Perfect for reading a quick story while waiting for the bus.

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Fans of French flaps rejoice!

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And as with the first edition of Barbara the Slut, we’ve retained the whole-cover jacket, meaning that you might raise a few eyebrows while reading on the train…

Single Carefree Mellow by Katherine Heiny and Barbara the Slut by Lauren Holmes are both published by 4th Estate on 28th January 2015.

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