Monique Roffey's erotic novella THE TRYST sold to Dodo Ink

Photo credit: Marcus Bastell

Photo credit: Marcus Bastell

Dodo Ink has acquired rights UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to THE TRYST by Monique Roffey, from Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann.

THE TRYST is a literary erotic novella about a married couple, Bill and Jane, whose relationship has grown stale.  On the night of the summer solstice they visit a London pub, where they encounter Lila – a mysterious femme fatale. She has a mesmerising effect on the men, and Jane is horrified but fascinated herself. At closing time Jane impulsively invites Lila home for another drink, thus beginning a startling chain of events, and unleashing raw and powerful forces that will change all their lives forever...

Sam Mills, Editor at Dodo Ink, said, “THE TRYST is a raw, powerful and provocative read. It is a very sexy book, but it is light years away from Fifty Shades. This is a novel which works on many levels – it is an intelligent dissection of a relationship in crisis, an eerie fable with hints of Angela Carter, and a thought-provoking exploration of sexuality on a par with Anaïs Nin.” Thom Cuell, Dodo Ink MD, said, “We are very proud to be working with Monique and look forward to sharing her book with readers in early 2017.”

Monique Roffey is an award-winning novelist. Her most recent novel HOUSE OF ASHES, (Scribner UK) received widespread praise and was shortlisted for the Costa and the BOCAS Prize. ARCHIPELAGO, winner of the OCM BOCAS prize for Caribbean Literature, was published by Scribner in the UK, Viking in the US, and five translation markets.  Her second novel, THE WHITE WOMAN ON THE GREEN BICYCLE, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Encore Prize, among other accolades.

Dodo Ink is a newly established indie press dedicated to publishing daring and difficult fiction. Set up by novelist Sam Mills, book reviewer Thom Cuell and marketing expert Alex Spears, it will launch its first list in summer 2016.