Imprint:Random House Canada
Dimensions:9.1in x 6.3 x 0.8 in | 0.83 lb
Page Count:304 pages
THRILLER/COMING-OF-AGE STORY: Be Ready for the Lightning brings the charm and inventiveness of Grace’s writing together with a gripping, pacy plot.
TALKING POINTS: The novel mines the territory of millennials struggling to feel connected in a world where explosive acts seem to be on the verge of occurring anytime and anywhere, and where the definition of a “hero” has been transformed by social media.
AUTHOR: Grace is well-connected, highly promotable, driven, articulate and charming, with many fans among booksellers and writers, and we can expect strong industry support for her sophomore novel.
“Gripping, twisty novel! Killer ‘Peter Pan,’ hijacked bus, complex loves, more!” —@Margaret Atwood
“Grace O’Connell is a writer of fierce precision and her novel is enthralling. It captures the random traumas of living, and dying, in New York City with poetry and adrenalin.” —Emily Schultz, author of The Blondes
“Be Ready for the Lightning is gripping, tense and full of fear, but also generous, true and full of heart. By holding a crackling tension between the two, O’Connell takes us on a captivating exploration around the boundaries of family love.” —Claire Cameron, author of The Last Neanderthal
“A riveting story of an indelible life in all its vivid turmoil and everyday beauty. With wit, empathy, and wonder, Grace O’Connell has crafted a terrifically assured novel about how words can fail us and also how they can save us. I didn’t want it to end.” —Elan Mastai, author of All Our Wrong Todays
“Tense and razor-sharp, Grace O’Connell’s writing crackles. This book will stay with you long after the last page.” —Tanis Rideout, author of Above all Things
“Be Ready for the Lightning is both a gripping page-turner and a heartfelt examination of what it means to be compassionate, even in the most extreme situations. Cinematic and timely, it’s a book you will not be able to put down.” —Zoe Whittall, author of The Best Kind of People
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