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  • Published: 6 February 2024
  • ISBN: 9781784745462
  • Imprint: Chatto & Windus
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $34.99

Fourteen Days




Led by Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston, a star-studded collection of writers come together to create a dazzlingly original, multi-voiced novel

‘Compelling' Marie Claire * 'Immensely enjoyable' Observer * 'Fascinating' Red *

One week into lockdown, the tenants of a Manhattan apartment building have begun to gather on the rooftop each evening and tell stories in this exciting new twist on the novel.

With each passing night, more and more neighbours gather, bringing chairs and milk crates and overturned buckets. Gradually the tenants – some of whom have barely spoken to each other before now – become real neighbours.

With each character secretly written by a different, major literary voice - from Margaret Atwood to John Grisham and Celeste Ng, Fourteen Days is a heart-warming ode to the power of storytelling and human connection.

‘An immensely enjoyable product of an immensely unenjoyable time, Fourteen Days is lively, freewheeling… An impressive achievement’ Observer

Fourteen Days serves as a valuable reminder that stories can teach, console, provide a place of acceptance and perhaps even change their readers (or listeners)’ Financial Times

Includes writing from: Margaret Atwood, Sylvia Day, Emma Donoghue, Dave Eggers, Diana Gabaldon, Tess Gerritsen, John Grisham, Erica Jong, Celeste Ng, Tommy Orange, Doug Preston, R.L. Stine, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Meg Wolitzer and many more.

  • Published: 6 February 2024
  • ISBN: 9781784745462
  • Imprint: Chatto & Windus
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $34.99

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Praise for Fourteen Days

This "collaborative novel" unites writers including Celeste Ng, John Grisham and Emma Donoghue for a story set in a New York apartment building during — surprise! — Covid-19. Framed as an ode to the people who couldn’t escape the city, there’s a twist: it’s deliberately unclear who wrote what

Financial Times

If you want to feel well read in double-quick time, try Fourteen Days, which is set in a New York city tenement in the early days of the pandemic. It has a novel twist (pardon the pun) - each character has been secretly written by a different author from Margaret Atwood and John Grisham to Dave Eggers and Celeste Ng

BBC

While we're really not in a rush to think about the pandemic again, we'll make an exception for Margaret Atwood. Fourteen Days is a collaborative novel edited by Atwood and Douglas Preston, and includes writing from Celeste NG and John Grisham, amongst others. In the novel, the inhabitants of a Manhattan apartment block gather on the roof and tell stories, as more neighbours join people start to form real bonds

Cosmopolitan

We like a bit of fun with our fiction, of the sort you get with Fourteen Days, a new collaborative novel set in a New York tenement in the early days of the pandemic in which a crew of acclaimed writers — including Margaret Atwood, John Grisham and Emma Donoghue — each tell a different character’s story.

The Times

A fascinating story of the ‘left-behinds’… a literary event not quite like any other

Red

A rather intriguing puzzle box of a book… enjoyable, and has a dip-into-able quality

Scotland on Sunday

An immensely enjoyable product of an immensely unenjoyable time, Fourteen Days is lively, freewheeling and…an impressive achievement

Observer

A fun, compelling game of literary who’s who

Marie Claire, *Books to Look Out For 2024*

Fourteen Days serves as a valuable reminder that stories can teach, console, provide a place of acceptance and perhaps even change their readers (or listeners)

Financial Times

Reading Fourteen Days is like sitting by a campfire, with characters taking turns telling tales about their lives

Economist

A heart-warming and surprising narrative, Fourteen Days is an ode to the power of storytelling and human connection

SheerLuxe

Fourteen Days is more than a transient pandemic-era project. Many of these tales show that at least some lasting good came out of those bewildering times

Guardian

The power of the much of the writing here is undeniable, as is the sense of personal testimony

Guardian