Penguin Random House’s Vintage Books imprint will release another book in E.L. James’s Fifty Shades series on November 28.
Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian will be the second book by James that examines the Fifty Shades story from the perspective of the male protagonist, Christian. In 2015, Vintage published Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian. The original Fifty Shades books were written from the perspective of the character of Ana. According to PRH, Grey sold about four million copies across all formats.
“The inside of Christian Grey's head is a fascinating place to be,” said James in a statement. “In Grey we got the first glimpse of what makes Christian tick, but in Darker we go deeper, into his most painful memories and the encounters that made him the damaged, demanding man Ana falls in love with.”
Vintage/Anchor Books publisher Anne Messitte said the new book “is full of surprises.”
Darker will be released simultaneously in the U.S. as a trade paperback, e-book, and audiobook. A U.S. Spanish-language edition, published by Vintage Español, will be available in December. In addition to being published in the U.S. on November 28, Darker will also be released that day by Penguin Random House Canada, Penguin Random House UK, and soon after, PRH said, “in territories around the world. “