Today’s GalleyCrush is Emma Glass’s Rest and Be Thankful, forthcoming from Bloomsbury Publishing on December 1, 2020.
Perfect pitch: “Dark yet luminous, sensual yet chilling, ringing with strange music and laced with dread, Rest and Be Thankful is an unforgettable novel that confirms Emma Glass as a visionary new voice.”
First lines: “The door is swinging, heavy, thumping against the wall. Each thump marks a person entering, marks a person exiting, marks the solid purposeful movements of the people in the room. Marks our collective breath in, breath out, we breathe together.”
Big blurb: “Gorgeously written.... It’s heartbreaking but beautiful, and perfect for escaping into.” —Florence Welch
Book notes: Hardcover, fiction, 160 pages.
Author bio: Emma Glass was born in Wales in 1987. Her debut novel, Peach (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018), has been translated into seven languages and was longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize. She lives in London, where she writes and works as a children’s nurse.