Glitterland (Spires) (Paperback)

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Famed author Ash Winters moves through life with specific routines to manage his bipolar depression, but that's all thrown out the window when he meets aspiring model Darian Taylor at a nightclub. Ash wakes up in a strange bed after a one-night stand with Darian and sneaks out in the midst of a panic attack which leads to a depressive episode. A few months later, Darian finds Ash at a book signing and they begin a relationship which runs aground when Ash pushes Darian away. You'll find Hall's signature banter and stellar secondary characters here, but you'll also find a man who doesn't always want to be alive and doesn't know whether or not he deserves love. It's a painful and beautiful story all at once. This reissue of Hall's first novel is updated with plenty of extras that longtime fans will enjoy.

— Cathy


From the acclaimed author of BOYFRIEND MATERIAL comes a deeply emotional romance about heartbreak, hope, and learning to love against all the odds.

Once the golden boy of the English literary scene, now a clinically depressed writer of pulp crime fiction, Ash Winters has given up on hope, happiness, and—most of all—himself. He lives his life between the cycles of his illness, haunted by the ghosts of other people's expectations.

Then a chance encounter throws him into the path of Essex-born Darian Taylor. Flashy and loud, radiant and full of life, Darian couldn't be more different...and yet he makes Ash laugh, reminding him of what it's like to step beyond the boundaries of his anxiety. But Ash has been living in his own shadow for so long that he can no longer see a way out. Can a man who doesn't trust himself ever trust in happiness? And how can someone who doesn't believe in happiness ever fight for his own?

Alexis Hall's iconic Glitterland has been revised and expanded, with extensive bonus content and a stunning new cover by Elizabeth Turner Stokes. Bonus content includes:

  • Author Annotations: Alexis Hall's insights and commentary threaded through the novel
  • Shadowland: a brand new scene exploring Niall and Max's complex relationship
  • The Glass Menagerie: an entertaining look at an in-universe Rik Glass novel
  • A Letter from the Author discussing the experience of writing Glitterland
  • Darian's Nanny Dot's Cottage Pie and Aftermath, brought together from the original release

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Alexis Hall writes books in the southeast of England, where he lives entirely on a diet of tea and Jaffa Cakes. You can find him at, on Twitter @quicunquevult, and on Facebook at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781728265285
ISBN-10: 1728265282
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: January 17th, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Spires