*A completely original, heartwarming and unforgettable love story*
Evan and Julia are in love.
In love with each other, in love with New York.
New York is where they plan to build the life they've dreamt about.
New York is where Evan will be drawn into the high stakes of finance, right before the crash.
New York is where Julia, shut out of Evan's new world, will turn to someone from her past.
They'll take chances and make mistakes in pursuit of their futures.
But will New York bring them together, or tear them apart?
'An emotional page-turner' Cosmopolitan
'A story that feels familiar yet wholly original, like every heartbreak ever' Marie Claire
'I absolutely loved it' Jane Fallon
This winter's cathartic read: a story that feels familiar yet wholly original, like every heartbreak ever
Tender and wise . . . Pitoniak's voice is stylish and authentic, and perfect for exploring this rich territory: youth and love and New York City
A thoroughly modern love story. Original and engaging. I absolutely loved it
An emotional page-turner
This stands out for its beautiful writing, emotional depth and evocative feel
An unflinchingly honest tale of two young people trying to navigate expectations and learning to live with their own mistakes. A compelling and memorable debut
The Futures reminded me of Brightness Falls, Jay McInerney's great novel of New York, for Pitoniak, like McInerney, possesses an instinctual understanding of the mechanisms that make the city run and a knack for embracing her characters' thornier sides. Utterly enjoyable
The Futures is a haunting story of a relationship going wrong, set against the backdrop of a world that feels like it has gone utterly wrong, too. This will appeal to anybody who's been an early twenty-something and not known where life will go next. I loved it
The Futures is a love story and so much more. It captures the heartaches and exhilarations of early adulthood with a keen eye, a big heart, superb writing and an artfully intricate plot. This is a book for people of all ages looking for a place in the world, and Anna Pitoniak is a young novelist with some serious writing chops
Anna Pitoniak's debut novel, The Futures, is the perfect cocktail of smart prose, heartwarming characters, and unmatched savvy about modern city life. Like The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. or A Fortunate Age, this book will amaze and elate you
Anna Pitoniak on why she chose to have 'no fireworks, no roses, no soundtrack' for the ending of her debut novel The Futures.
Author Anna Pitoniak shares her five favourite books set in, around or about the Big Apple – New York City