Rights offering detail :
Quill of the Dove
Oct. 31, 2019
Author:
Ian Thomas Shaw
Category:
Fiction: Thriller
Description:
A tenacious idealist, French journalist Marc Taragon has spent the last thirty years attempting to bring to readers the truths about the wars and political intrigues of the region. He is unsparing in his criticism of extremists and has earned many enemies. He agrees to be interviewed in Cyprus, by a young Canadian journalist, Marie Boivin, not knowing that Marie has a hidden agenda: to discover through Taragon the truth about her childhood.

Before Marie finds the answers she seeks, she is enmeshed in Taragon's plan to broker peace negotiations between a left-wing Israeli politician and a dissident Palestinian leader. Taragon succeeds in persuading the two adversaries to agree to an ambitious peace plan. The action then moves quickly through Europe and the Middle East as Taragon and his associates try to stay one step ahead of deadly opponents of their initiative.

Parallel to the main plot is the narrative of Taragon's early years as a journalist in war-torn Lebanon, his bonds to his partners in the peace initiative and Marie Boivin's tragic childhood.
Rights available:
German, Italian
Rights sold:
Film/TV: optioned for limited TV series by Original Pictures French (world) rights: sold to Editions L'interligne Spanish (world) rights: sold to Ediciones Dokusou Catalan (world) rights: sold to Editorial Gregal audio rights: sold to Snowdog Audiobook division
Contact:
Anna van Valkenburg
Guernica Editions
annavanvalkenburg@guernicaeditions.com
phone: 416 992 7682
287 Templemead Drive, Hamilton, ON L8W2W4
Offering #:
15769
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