The Thorn and the Blossom, Quirk Books, 2011. Translated as Güler ve Dikenler, Artemis Yayinlari, 2013 (Turkish) and A Rose Eo Espinho, Vergara & Riba Editorias, 2013 (Brazilian Portuguese).
The Thorn and the Blossom is a book-length novella in an accordion format. Here is how the publisher described it:
One enchanting romance. Two lovers keeping secrets. And a uniquely crafted book that binds their stories forever.
When Evelyn Morgan walked into the village bookstore, she didn’t know she would meet the love of her life. When Brendan Thorne handed her a medieval romance, he didn’t know it would change the course of his future. It was almost as if they were the cursed lovers in the old book itself . . .
The Thorn and the Blossom is a remarkable literary artifact: You can open the book in either direction to decide whether you’ll first read Brendan’s, or Evelyn’s account of the mysterious love affair. Choose a side, read it like a regular novel – and when you get to the end, you’ll find yourself at a whole new beginning.
Here is the book trailer:
And here is a video of the reading I did from the book with my editor, Stephen Segal, as well as a video of the following Q&A.