The Sequel

By Jean Hanff Korelitz
The Sequel by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Title: The Sequel
Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz
ISBN: 9781250875471
ON SALE: 10/01/2024

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After the “insanely readable” (Stephen King) and “perfectly told” (Malcolm Gladwell) New York Times bestseller The Plot comes Jean Hanff Korelitz’s equally captivating new novel: The Sequel. 

Anna Williams-Bonner has taken care of business. That is to say, she’s taken care of her husband, bestselling novelist Jacob Finch Bonner, and laid to rest those anonymous accusations of plagiarism that so tormented him. Now she is living the contented life of a literary widow, enjoying her husband’s royalty checks in perpetuity, but for the second time in her life, a work of fiction intercedes, and this time it’s her own debut novel, The Afterword. After all, how hard can it really be to write a universally lauded bestseller?

But when Anna publishes her book and indulges in her own literary acclaim, she begins to receive excerpts of a novel she never expected to see again, a novel that should no longer exist. That it does means something has gone very wrong, and someone out there knows far too much: about her late brother, her late husband, and just possibly... Anna, herself. What does this person want and what are they prepared to do? She has come too far, and worked too hard, to lose what she values most: the sole and uncontested right to her own story. And she is, by any standard, a master storyteller.

With her signature wit and sardonic humor, Jean Hanff Korelitz gives readers an antihero to root for while illuminating and satirizing the world of publishing in this deliciously fun and suspenseful read.

Jean Hanff Korelitz
Jean Hanff Korelitz is the author of the novels You Should Have Known (which aired on HBO in October 2020 The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, and Donald Sutherland), Admission (adapted as a film in 2013 starring Tina Fey), The Devil and Webster, The White Rose, The Sabbathday River and A Jury of Her Peers, as well as Interference Powder, a novel for children. Her company BOOKTHEWRITER hosts Pop-Up Book Groups in which small groups of readers discuss new books with their authors. She lives in New York City with her husband, Irish poet Paul Muldoon.

Praise for Jean Hanff Korelitz

"It’s another taut and compulsively readable spellbinder from Korelitz."

Publishers Weekly
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“Readers of The Plot (2021) already know that Anna is not at all what she seems, and this successor volume’s deliciously nasty narration creepily depicts the inner life of a perennially aggrieved, viciously vindictive, and alarming resourceful sociopath... Wicked entertainment.”

Kirkus
STARRED

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