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Mike Chen is a master at taking genre tropes and spinning them around, pulling character driven stories out of settings that are usually all about action.
With the acclaimed Here & Now & Then, he delivered a time travel novel that was more about family, and less about sci-fi.
With the forthcoming A Beginning at the End, we see a post-apocalyptic society trying to place itself back together… through the lens of a father trying to protect his daughter, a pop star trying to reclaim her identity, and a wedding planner learning to care about people again.
And now, Mike takes his spin on the superhero story with WE COULD BE HEROES.
In We Could Be Heroes, readers meet a superheroine and a supervillain, who collide at an anonymous meetup in a church basement, seeking comfort from their fading memories. Instead of an epic battle, the two connect, forming an unlikely friendship and support system, in a moving story that’s less about the gifts that make us super… and more about the connections that make us human.
This book made me cry a lot, and goodness, I cannot wait for you to read it in 2021.
Here are the details, from Publisher’s Marketplace!
Author of HERE AND NOW AND THEN and the forthcoming A BEGINNING AT THE END Mike Chen's WE COULD BE HEROES, in which a superhero and a supervillain meet in an anonymous therapy group, and in the wake of a disaster, find themselves teaming up, becoming friends, and relying on one another for support as they navigate their personal demons and the origins of their gifts, to Margot Mallinson at Mira, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2021, by Eric Smith at P.S. Literary Agency (world).
Congrats Mike! And be sure to follow Mike’s editor, Margot Mallinson, on the ol’ Twitter.