William Collins has bought a memoir by Tanya Frank investigating her son’s schizoaffective disorder, extended from a New York Times feature which generated an “extraordinary response” from readers.
Assistant commissioning editor Grace Pengelly acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Emma Finn at C&W. Zig-Zag Boy will be published in spring 2021.
The memoir, developed from the feature "Unmoored by a Psychotic Break", will detail the life-changing experience of caring for a teenager with psychosis and highlight the ways in which mental disorders forever alter the relationship between mother and son.
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