HEAP HOUSE, the first in Edward Carey’s IREMONGER trilogy is published today by Hot Key Books

Today's the day that Hot Key Books release HEAP HOUSE, the first novel in the IREMONGER trilogy by Edward Carey. HEAP HOUSE is published in beautiful hardback complete with illustrations by Edward himself.

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The book, which will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl and Mervyn Peake, young and old alike, tells the story of Clod Iremonger and his eccentric family ('kings of mildew, moguls of mould'), all of whom must carry 'birth objects' as a matter of course, and who make their fortune from the collective detritus of a Dickensian London. When Clod begins to hear objects from the heaps speaking out, everything is shifting, and with the arrival of orphan, Lucy Pennant, Clod will have to decide where he belongs.

Novelist, visual artist and playwright Edward Carey is the author of two acclaimed novels, published in many countries around the world. OBSERVATORY MANSIONS was shortlisted for the Borders Discover New Writers Award and ALVA AND IRVA was longlisted for the 2005 IMPAC Literary Award. Both were accompanied by artworks by the author.

Rights to all three titles were sold to Bompiani in Italy, RBA in Spain, Grasset in France and Bertrand in Brazil and HEAP HOUSE will be published by HarperCollins Canada later this year.

Read a Booktrust review of HEAP HOUSE here.

Read Edward Carey's blog about the writing of HEAP HOUSE here.

Read a guardian article on Edward's Top Ten Writer/Illustrators here.