Publication Date: 06/02/2024 ISBN: 9781784745455 Category:

Fourteen Days

Margaret Atwood, Douglas Preston

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 06/02/2024 ISBN: 9781784745455 Category:




‘Compelling’ Marie Claire * ‘Immensely enjoyable’ Observer * ‘Fascinating’ Red *

One week into lockdown, the tenants of a Manhattan apartment building have begun to gather on the rooftop each evening and tell stories in this exciting new twist on the novel.

With each passing night, more and more neighbours gather, bringing chairs and milk crates and overturned buckets. Gradually the tenants – some of whom have barely spoken to each other before now – become real neighbours.

With each character secretly written by a different, major literary voice – from Margaret Atwood to John Grisham and Celeste Ng, Fourteen Days is a heart-warming ode to the power of storytelling and human connection.

‘An immensely enjoyable product of an immensely unenjoyable time, Fourteen Days is lively, freewheeling… An impressive achievement’ Observer

‘Fourteen Days serves as a valuable reminder that stories can teach, console, provide a place of acceptance and perhaps even change their readers (or listeners)’ Financial Times

Includes writing from: Margaret Atwood, Sylvia Day, Emma Donoghue, Dave Eggers, Diana Gabaldon, Tess Gerritsen, John Grisham, Erica Jong, Celeste Ng, Tommy Orange, Doug Preston, R.L. Stine, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Meg Wolitzer and many more.

Publisher Review

We like a bit of fun with our fiction, of the sort you get with Fourteen Days, a new collaborative novel set in a New York tenement in the early days of the pandemic in which a crew of acclaimed writers - including Margaret Atwood, John Grisham and Emma Donoghue - each tell a different character's story. * The Times * If you want to feel well read in double-quick time, try Fourteen Days, which is set in a New York city tenement in the early days of the pandemic. It has a novel twist (pardon the pun) - each character has been secretly written by a different author from Margaret Atwood and John Grisham to Dave Eggers and Celeste Ng * BBC * This "collaborative novel" unites writers including Celeste Ng, John Grisham and Emma Donoghue for a story set in a New York apartment building during - surprise! - Covid-19. Framed as an ode to the people who couldn't escape the city, there's a twist: it's deliberately unclear who wrote what * Financial Times * While we're really not in a rush to think about the pandemic again, we'll make an exception for Margaret Atwood. Fourteen Days is a collaborative novel edited by Atwood and Douglas Preston, and includes writing from Celeste NG and John Grisham, amongst others. In the novel, the inhabitants of a Manhattan apartment block gather on the roof and tell stories, as more neighbours join people start to form real bonds * Cosmopolitan * These stories introduce a theme of diversity that's one of the joys of the book. There are ghost stories, a war story, many tales of betrayal and revenge, and a report on Shakespeare's plague experience by scholar James Shapiro.... A multicultural tribute to the New York lockdown experience....moving and funny * Kirkus Reviews *

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