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W&N Fiction Literary Fiction eBook original May 99p until 26 May, £2.99 thereafter 978 1 474 60126 9

‘I read The Life and Death of Sophie Stark with my heart in my mouth. Not only a dissection of genius and the havoc it can wreak, but also a thunderously good story’ – Emma Donoghue

W&N Fiction • May 2015

ANNA NORTH The Life and Death of Sophie Stark

Who is the real Sophie Stark? The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is the story of an enigmatic film director, told by the six people who loved her most. Brilliant, infuriating, allseeing and unknowable, Sophie Stark makes films said to be ‘more true than life itself’. But her genius comes at a terrible cost: to her husband, to the brother she left behind, and to the actress she can’t quite forget. With shades of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, A Visit from the Goon Squad and Where’d You Go, Bernadette, it combines a uniquely appealing sensibility with a compulsively page-turning plot. ‘Anna North is a natural, butter-smooth storyteller, and The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is an elegant, kaleidoscopic look at a challenging artist and at the way our lives are, in some respects, only silhouettes made from the perceptions of those who know us.’ Maggie Shipstead, author of Seating Arrangements • To be published as a digital exclusive backed by an innovative campaign. Anna North is a journalist working for the New York Times, whose work has previously appeared in San Francisco Chronicle, The Paris Review, Jezebel, and BuzzFeed. She lives in Brooklyn.

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