Brace yourselves guys! We’ve just gotten our first peak at Harper Lee’s highly anticipated (understatement) new novel ‘Go Set a Watchman.’ Check out the cover art!
Fans are still reeling from the announcement that Harper Lee would release a followup to her famous novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. The new installment, due out July 14, is titled Go Set a Watchman and though we’ve still got a few months to go, we can get our first look now, as the eery cover art has just been released!
Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set A Watchman’ Cover
It’s almost too good to be true!
A continuation of To Kill a Mockingbird, from the same author, following the same characters, 55 years after the novel’s original release. The followup, Go Set a Watchman, will pick up with Scout, our precocious hero whom so many of us grew up with.
The new cover is certainly reminiscent of Mockingbird‘s classic art. Specifically, both feature predominant trees which stand on the cover’s left side, and stretch their branches to the right. Varying from the original though, Watchman‘s tree has considerably more leaves, and also depicts a a railroad track and oncoming train.
Hello Again, Scout
The events of the novel will take place some 20 years after Mockingbird ended. Still trying to reconcile the world in which she lives, Scout “is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand her father’s attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood,” according to an official description.
Although the events of the new novel take place after Mockingbird, Watchmen was actually written prior to it. In a statement, Harper said that, when she first shared Watchmen, her editor was “taken by the flashbacks to Scout’s childhood,” prompting her to write a new story from her perspective.
What do you think of the cover art? Are you excited for Go Set a Watchman?
— Casey Mink