well sort of.
It's only a scant few days until '09, so any proper bookseller is cheating a bit.
Random House is going long on this, with an initial print of 150 000 copies. That's a lot for a literary first novel when the economy is shaky, but then it's not like Random House has to pay a lot of salary anymore.
Not for nothing, but watch for the new Zoe Heller novel in March. The reviews in Britain have been very good and she's always been a favourite.
Perhaps a few missives over the next ten days, but just as likely not.
Until then a Merry Christmas to all, or at least a drink of choice at your side to get you through the stress test that is the modern holiday.
Posted by David