Cover Revealed for Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman
With just three months to go until Harper Lee’s follow up to her classic To Kill A Mockingbird, William Heinemann has revealed the U.K. and U.S. covers for Go Set A Watchman, which is due for release on July 14th. Neither one gives much insight to what lies within the pages, but both hark back to Lee’s prize winning debut novel.
Lee, who is 88, has not spoken directly to the press since news of her unexpected sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird was announced in February. On February 3rd, she said in a statement issued by her publisher that she had completed Go Set a Watchman in the mid-1950s, before she wrote To Kill a Mockingbird.
Lee said in her statement that she “hadn’t realised it had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it”.
Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father’s attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.