Felicia Yap's Debut Novel Yesterday is Already a 2017 Literary Event
How do you solve a murder when you can only remember yesterday? The question popped into Felicia Yap’s mind as she was making her way to a ballroom-dance practice in Cambridge, England, in the summer of 2014 and stopped her in her tracks. She worked out “the early contours” of Yesterday , a pacy thriller that will be published in August, before she’d left the dance floor.
The book took 15 months to write; then the bidding began. Eight agents fought to represent her, and several publishers bid to buy the book. In the U.K., Headline Publishing Group eventually secured it for a six-figure sum. I meet Yap—pretty, petite and vivacious—in the publisher’s London offices.
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