First there was the Amazon page, now there’s an actual cover.

OK, an early cover, but still.

My fantastic Penguin cover designer, Katie Finch, picked up on the fact that a great number of its chapters take place in American motels, and gave me a very beautiful neon sign.

It’s way too early to talk about what the book is about, but I will say that it’s a heartrending future classic, soon to be a major motion picture, not to mention a thoughtful, insanely sophisticated exploration of the relationship between adults and children. It contains a gigantic easter egg, lots of French toast and a weed whacker. No one dies in the end. No animals were harmed in the writing. None of the children has cancer. And yes, there is a dog. But no Eck.

I think that’s more than enough for the moment.

 

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16 thoughts on “Picture Me Gone

  1. Zac 5 years ago

    It’s always exciting to learn you have a new book coming out Meg (even if it’s not for a while). The cover is amazing and I’m sure the story inside will be like nothing I’ve read before.

    1. Meg Rosoff 5 years ago

      The cover actually made me more excited about the book. Now that’s what I call good design….

  2. Francesca Simon 5 years ago

    Actually, how nice to have a book already written to go INSIDE the coverm as opposed to having a scary cover done before the book….

  3. Antony John 5 years ago

    Love the cover. (And have a sneaking suspicion that I’ll like what’s inside even more!)

  4. Erika W 5 years ago

    Best blurb I’ve read in years–you have me panting with anticipation.

  5. EJ Runyon 5 years ago

    Way to tease, Meg, way to tease…
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    Expected pub date, by chance?

  6. Henrietta Richer 5 years ago

    Do keep that for your book blurb. It’s far more entertaining and intriguing than most 🙂

  7. Kate 5 years ago

    I’m aware that I’m lowering the tone here but please define French toast. Are we talking the packaged crispbread type arrangement or bread dipped in egg, fried and sprinkled with sugar? This could make or break the sales. I shall miss the Eck (as you can probably tell).

    1. Meg Rosoff 5 years ago

      Packaged crispbread, Kate? Don’t you know me AT ALL???

  8. Kirsten Baron 5 years ago

    There’s a dog! I love your dogs (esp Boy). The cover design is brilliant – and different from other books, which is always good because your stories are different from anyone else’s.

  9. C. 5 years ago

    I love neon! Bring on the buzz, flicker and glow.

  10. Catheirne 5 years ago

    That’s an absolutely beautiful book cover, and title.

  11. Catherine Taylor 5 years ago

    If I could spell my own name, life would be better ; )

  12. Peter Bryenton 5 years ago

    “bread dipped in egg, fried and sprinkled with sugar” …
    well, sans sugar, I called that Cowboy Bread when I used to make it for my children when they were very young.

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