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  • Published: 27 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784161774
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $26.00

Hold Back the Stars




One Day meets Gravity - this is the stellar debut from Katie Khan

'A bold new talent' Matt Haig

'The most unique love story I've read in years' Rowan Coleman



Ninety minutes.

A few years from now, not too far in the future, two people meet.

It is a classic story of boy meets girl.

Except that it's not.

When we find them, they have an hour and a half left.

Unless they can save themselves, they won't survive.

The clock is ticking.


Bittersweet and life-affirming, Hold Back the Stars is the love story of the year.



'Prepare to shed tears' Heat

'Original, surprising and romantic' Woman & Home

‘Full of wonder and heart’ Emma Jane Unsworth

'An incredibly imaginative debut' Sunday Mirror

  • Pub date: 27 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784161774
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Katie Khan

Katie Khan is a writer from London whose first novel, Hold Back the Stars, was published to great acclaim, translated into twenty-two languages, and is being adapted into a feature film. The Light Between Us is her second novel.

Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @katie_khan.

katiekhan.com

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Praise for Hold Back the Stars

“Prepare to shed tears”

Heat

“Original, surprising and romantic”

Woman & Home

“Breaks your heart, then kicks it a few more times for good measure in the most beautiful way possible”

The Pool

“A high-stakes, high-concept love story from a bold new talent . . . All of the obvious "out of this world" comments apply.”

Matt Haig, author of The Humans

“Think Gravity meets The Versions of Us”

Red

“A tense fight for survival with an unexpected ending ****”

Sun

“An edge-of-your-seat tale.”

Vogue

“Gripping from the very first page Hold Back the Stars is a rare combination of thrilling action, deep emotional depth and intelligent ideas. The most unique love story I've read in years.”

Rowan Coleman, author of The Memory Book

“Just the ticket if you’re looking to get lost in a breathless love story”

Grazia

“A unique take on the usual dystopian fiction . . . a worthwhile read which will keep you up past bed time”

SciFi Now

“This is a stirring, unique and beautifully crafted story on the complexities of first love that will stay with you long after reading. This is going to be huge.”

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“Dazzling . . . a truly stellar debut, full of wonder and heart. I'm sure it's going to be a mega hit.”

Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Animals

“A beautiful, moving, truly original tale. I loved this book for taking me by surprise.”

Renee Knight, author of Disclaimer

“Terrific . . . A beautiful story”

Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season

“Gorgeous, brilliant, heartbreaking . . . A love story to remember.”

Debbie Howells, author of The Bones of You

“A tense, crisp, edge-of-your-seat love story and a completely unexpected ending, I was gripped from the first line to the last. Hold Back The Stars is out of this world. I loved it.”

Anna McPartlin, author of The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes

“Playfully serious, imaginatively assured, Hold Back the Stars packs real emotional punch.”

Laline Paull, author of The Bees

“Beguiling and heartbreaking.”

Richard Skinner

“Terrific . . . A beautiful story.”

Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season

“What a wonderful book.”

Claire Douglas, author of The Sisters

“A stand-out read, I'll be recommending it to everyone.”

James Oswald, author of Natural Causes


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