'Heather, the Totality' is due out fall 2017

By Isabella Biedenharn
Updated September 14, 2016 at 02:36 PM EDT
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Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is bringing his talents to a new medium: Literature. Publisher Little, Brown and Company announced the acquisition of Weiner’s debut novel on Wednesday.

Titled Heather, The Totality, Weiner’s novel keeps his iconic television show‘s setting — New York City — but won’t satisfy your fix for a mid-century timeline. According to a release from the publisher, Heather, the Totality is “a dark fable set in contemporary Manhattan… about three people from two worlds who are on a collision course in pursuit of a beautiful child.”

“As someone to whom literature has always been essential, the only thing better than the experience of writing Heather, the Totality is having it published by Little, Brown and Company,” Weiner says in the release. “I can’t imagine a more exciting way to begin this part of my writing life.”

Judy Clain, VP, editor-in-chief of Little, Brown, has high praise for Weiner and his novel: “His debut novel brings to mind Edgar Allan Poe and Henry James and is yet utterly modern,” she says. “In his hands, the characters in Heather, the Totality are deeply complicated and unhinged by their flaws and almost driven wild by their fears.”

Heather, the Totality is slated for publication in fall 2017.

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