A Long, Long Sleep
by Anna Sheehan
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575104723
Date: 18 August 2011 List Price £9.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof Copy: A major summer title for Gollancz, Anna Sheehan's A Long, Long Sleep has been generating something of a buzz in YA circles on the interwebs for some months pripr to publication, particualrly on Goodreads, a site that is becoming an important tool for publishers in ascertaining which way the wind is blowing amongst their readers.
The novel will be released next month in the UK and also in the UK by Random House.
"Rosalinda Fitzroy had been asleep for 62 years when she was woken by a kiss. Locked away in the chemically-induced slumber of a stasis tube in a forgotten sub-basement, sixteen-year-old Rose slept straight through the Dark Times that killed millions and utterly changed the world she knew. Now, her parents and her first love are long dead, and Rose - hailed upon her awakening as the long-lost heir to an interplanetary empire - is thrust alone into a future in which she is viewed as either a freak or a threat. Desperate to put the past behind her and adapt to her new world, Rose finds herself drawn to the boy who kissed her awake, hoping that he can help her to start fresh. But when a deadly danger jeopardizes her fragile new existence, Rose must face the ghosts of her past with open eyes - or be left without any future at all."