CAROLINE SMAILES

99 Reasons Why


Caroline Smailes

Kate isn’t like 22 year olds. She’s got a job to do for her Uncle Phil. Each day, she spies on The Kevin Keegan Day Nursery across the road from her bedroom window, writing down all of the comings and goings in her notebooks. That’s how she spots her little girl in the pink coat. She likes her, and it isn’t long before Kate asks her mum to steal the girl for her. Plans are made.

But then, quite unexpectedly, Kate flashes her breasts out her bedroom window at the little girl’s father. And that’s the reason why nothing will ever be the same again…

There is no one ending to Kate’s story, instead there are nine possible outcomes which you can navigate through your ereading device. Each is different, and each exposes a little more of Kate’s utterly wonky world. An additional ending will be given online and the eleventh ending will be auctioned for charity.

“A new digital novel will overturn centuries of literary tradition by allowing readers to choose how they would like a story to end.” The Telegraph


What People Our Saying

“Witty and touching.” The Guardian
“Caroline Smailes and Will Self are arch-experimentalists.” The Observer
“A new digital novel will overturn centuries of literary tradition by allowing readers to choose how they would like a story to end…” The Independent
“In a radical departure from literary tradition, author Caroline Smailes’s latest work 99 Reasons Why has a choice of 11 possible endings.” The Telegraph
“We’re big fans of Caroline Smailes’ new ebook ’99 Reasons Why’…” Stylist.co.uk