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TAPE

book | Fiction | 2014
UK & Comm → HarperCollins
US → HarperCollins

TAPE is an outstanding debut. Told with crackling prose, shimmering with humour and deeply moving, it will haunt anyone who reads it…

Record a voice and it lasts forever…

In 1993, Ryan records a diary on an old tape. He talks about his mother’s death, about his dreams, about his love for a new girl at school who doesn’t even know he exists.

In 2013, Ameliah moves in with her grandmother after her parents die. There, she finds a tape in the spare room. A tape with a boy’s voice on it – a voice she can’t quite hear, but which seems to be speaking to her.

Ryan and Ameliah are connected by more than just a tape.

This is their story.



Rights

Film Rights

Available

Contact Luke Speed for more information

Roxane Edouard manages the translation rights for TAPE

Audio Rights

Available

The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.

Translation Rights Sold

French
France
Fleurus
German
Germany
Ravensburger Buchverlag
Portuguese
Brazil
Martins Fontes Editora
Swedish
World
Atrium
Reviews

This is an impressive debut with some touching emotional scenes. It's a hopeful book, too, as the twists (especially over the mysterious adult Joe) are revealed [...] It's highly readable and deftly structured [...] and full of telling moments of emotion.

The Telegraph

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