Journalist Laura Pratt's HEARTBREAK: FIELD NOTES ON A CONSTANT CONDITION has sold to Deirdre Molina at Random House Canada.
HEARTBREAK examines the highs and lows of having and then losing love. A wide-ranging exploration of the subject, Pratt draws on historical and current sources, offering poetic, philosophical, scientific, and psychological explanations and contexts for how we experience romantic breakups.
“Laura's powerful writing hooked me from the very first pages of Heartbreak,” said The Rights Factory agent Kathryn Willms. “She has a gift for capturing moments of extreme vulnerability with beauty and poignancy. Plus a journalist's knack for finding and exploring rich connections between personal experiences and the larger contexts of our world: history, science, culture, art. She writes that heartbroken people are interesting people. I love that. I think anyone who has ever had a broken heart (and who hasn't?) will see themselves in these pages and find their experiences cast in a new, deeper, clearer, and stranger light.”
HEARTBREAK: FIELD NOTES ON A CONSTANT CONDITION is scheduled for publication in January 2023.