Acted Sud Jeunesse pre-empted Salla Simukka’s YA novel IN THE DARK I CAN BE YOURS!
We are thrilled to report more wonderful post-Bologna deals: Actes Sud Jeunesse acquired in pre-empt the World French rights to the highly acclaimed YA novel IN THE DARK I CAN BE YOURS (Matalapaine/Korkeapaine, Tammi) by award-winning and internationally bestselling author Salla Simukka. This beautiful novel was published in Finland in 2021 to excellent reviews. This is the first foreign sale for In the Dark I Can Be Yours – with more news to follow! The deal was closed by Mimi Matinpalo at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.
Warmest Congratulations, Salla Simukka and Actes Sud Jeunesse!
Full English manuscript is available, download it here: DOWNLOAD IN THE DARK I CAN BE YOURS
Praise in Finnish media:
“In The Dark I Can Be Yours is a book of summer, of life, which describes the relationship between the two girls intuitively and beautifully. [–] Simukka’s text is simultaneously strong and delicately descriptive.” –Sivupiiri, libraries’ blog for YA literature
“The narration is light, almost poetical, and so one reads it quick. Despite this, the book is not an easy read. For the covers hide truly big, impactful issues, told by two different protagonists. [–] -the book describes beautifully one’s awakening sexuality and the pondering on one’s own identity.” –Kirjapöllön huhuiluja blog
”A breath of summer love [–] The ending hangs in the air in a way that both makes you crave more and think that every word was right where it should’ve been. A beautiful work of art by Simukka.” –Siniset Helmet blog