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It’s almost time to meet The Mister.

50 Shades best-selling author E.L. James is getting ready to unveil her new erotic romance next month, which she describes as a “21st century Cinderella,” charting the relationship between British hunk Maxim and the enigmatic Alessia. The author has exclusively shared with EW has a tease of what readers can expect: the back-cover for The Mister, which points to something important in the book. Along with that, EW can debut a brief but crucial excerpt.

The back-cover, which you can see at the bottom of this post, features an image of piano keys, a major motif in The Mister. “I love music, and while I write I listen to a playlist that evolves with the narrative,” James tells EW. “The lead characters in The Mister are also music lovers, and it’s been a delight finding pieces and songs that have inspired me and that resonate with Maxim and Alessia and their story. Many of these pieces feature in the book, and I hope they will inspire and resonate with readers too.”

So what place do piano keys have, exactly, in The Mister? Check out this passage provided exclusively by James:

See the back-cover, which also includes the full synopsis below. The Mister publishes April 16 and is available for pre-order.

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