Why Can’t We Read the New Alan Hollinghurst Novel Yet?

If you’re not an obsessive fan of The Swimming-Pool Library or The Line of Beauty, you may not be weeping into your Cheerios over this injustice, but it’s completely unfair that The Stranger’s Child, already long-listed for the Booker Prize, is not gracing this side of the Atlantic until October 11th.

What are they doing to it? Are they planning on sending it over via the Queen Mary? Does it need to be rejiggered for an American audience a la Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone?

(The Stranger’s Kid? The Diary of a Stranger’s Kid? Eat, Pray, Slow-Moving Country House Novel?)