Knopf Random House Canada senior editor Pamela Murray has acquired Canadian English and French rights to a memoir by debut author Sonja Larsen, for publication in spring 2016.

BEFORE THE REVOLUTION describes Larsen’s chaotic childhood living in communes in Quebec and California and her experiences on the inner circle of a radical left-wing organization based in Brooklyn. It shows the seductions and dangers of extremism and asks how we can forgive our parents’ failings before it’s too late. Deal arranged by Trena White.