This cover image released by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers shows, "The Lifters," a fantasy novel for middle schoolers written by Dave Eggers. The book will be released on March 27, 2018. (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers via AP)

Dave Eggers writes middle-school novel 'The Lifters'

July 13, 2017 - 8:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Eggers' next literary adventure will be for a younger crowd.

Publisher Alfred A. Knopf tells The Associated Press that "The Lifters" is a fantasy novel for middle-schoolers that's scheduled for March 27, 2018. Featuring illustrations by the team of brothers Eric and Terry Fan, the book tells of a troubled boy named Granite and a girl named Catalina who through a magic door handle introduces him to a strange new world.

It's the first of a two-book deal with Alfred A. Knopf.

Eggers' previous books include "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" and "What is the What."

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