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A poignant, highly original novel about an author whose relationship with his very famous book editor will change him forever....
After years of struggling as a writer in 1990s New York City, James Smale finally gets his big break when his novel sells to an editor at a major publishing house: none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Jackie, or Mrs. Onassis as she's known in the office, loves James' candidly autobiographical novel about his own dysfunctional family. As Jackie and James develop an unexpected friendship, she pushes him to write an authentic ending, encouraging him to confront the truth about his relationship with his mother. But when a long-held family secret is revealed, he realises his editor may have had a larger plan that goes beyond the page....
"The Editor is an absolute triumph! By page three, I announced aloud, 'I love this book.' And it didn't stop even after I finished it. Rowley is a master of creating characters you fall in love with, and never want to leave. The Editor is irresistible." (Julie Klam, author of The Stars in Our Eyes and You Had Me at Woof)
"Told with warmth and humour - the story of a mother-son reconciliation, facilitated by a most unlikely fairy godmother...delightful." (Chloe Benjamin, author of The Immortalists)
"At equal turns laugh-out-loud funny and searingly poignant, Rowley has created a truly unforgettable story of a son trying to understand his mother. The Editor is one of those exceptional stories that is both a joy to read on every page and also deeply profound and significant. It took my breath away." (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones and the Six)