THE FIFTH WAVE

by Rick Yancey

DEFIORE AND COMPANY

 
THE FIFTH WAVE
THE FIFTH WAVE

GK Films has acquired rights to "The 5th Wave," a proposal for a young-adult sci-fi book that is part of a planned trilogy from author Rick Yancey! 

Rick is an author with impressive literary acclaim.  He won a Printz Honor for the first book in his series The Monstrumologist. He has also been a finalist for several other major awards, has been included in dozens of national and state-wide ‘best of the year’ reading lists, and has many passionate admirers among booksellers, librarians, reviewers, bloggers—and of course, readers. A selection of his honors and reviews is included in the proposal and pasted below.

In The Fifth Wave, Cassie has survived the first three stages of an alien invasion which has left the Earth a desolate, barren place. She believes that they are now in the midst of the Fourth wave of the attack—a psychological surge of fear and paranoia brought on by the existence of what she calls The Silencers—beings that look human (and might even BE human traitors) who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Since it is impossible to tell a human from a Silencer, the survivors don’t know who to trust, and are therefore too fearful to band together to form a resistanc.

Rights sold in 9 countries!

 

THE PALE KING

by David Foster Wallace

FREDERICK HILL BONNIE NADELL INC.

 
THE PALE KING
THE PALE KING

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST 2012!

The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has.

The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions--questions of life's meaning and of the value of work and society--through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace's unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time

"Deeply sad, deeply philosophical...breathtakingly brilliant...funny, maddening and elegiac...[David Foster Wallace's] most emotionally immediate work..." (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times )

LOVE AND CAPITAL

by Mary Gabriel

LITTLE, BROWN & CO (USA)

 
LOVE AND CAPITAL
LOVE AND CAPITAL

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST 2012!

Brilliantly researched and wonderfully written, LOVE AND CAPITAL is a heartbreaking and dramatic saga of the family side of the man whose works would redefine the world after his death.

Drawing upon years of research, acclaimed biographer Mary Gabriel brings to light the story of Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage. We follow them as they roam Europe, on the run from governments amidst an age of revolution and a secret network of would-be revolutionaries, and see Karl not only as an intellectual, but as a protective father and loving husband, a revolutionary, a jokester, a man of tremendous passions, both political and personal.

In LOVE AND CAPITAL, Mary Gabriel has given us a vivid, resplendent, and truly human portrait of the Marxes-their desires, heartbreak and devotion to each other's ideals.

Rights sold in 5 countries!

 

SPRING TIDE

by Cilla and Rolf Börjlind

GRAND AGENCY

 
SPRING TIDE
SPRING TIDE

Original Swedish title: SPRINGFLODEN

Before a stunned full moon a sadistic murder is committed at North Koster in the year of 1989. The victim is a young pregnant women. Her identity is not known. Chief Inspector Tom Stilton has a lot against him when he takes on the case. Not only is the victim unidentified, there seems to be no motive and the killer is untraceable. In the end, the killer walks. The case remains unsolved. Stilton’s life falls apart.

Twenty three years later a raid of killings of homeless persons shakes Stockholm. And the homeless are not only brutally beaten, someone is filming  the assults and displaying it on YouTube.

Cilla och Rolf Börjlind have written 26 Martin Beck-films for movie theater and TV and most recently the manuscripts for the Arne Dahl’s A-group series. In 2004 and 2009 Swedish television showed their long crime series The Grave and The Murders, written directly for SVT. The series became immediate successes, among the critics as well as with the audience. The couple has also written material for a number of TV-series such as Lorry and Rederiet. Rolf Börjlind has written 18 movies and received a Guldbagge Award for the manuscript for the film Yrrol.

Rights sold in 14 countries!