, which translates as "moist regions" and which is being published as Wetlands
by Fourth Estate, has been subject to controversy because of its frank examination of female sexuality. It is a bestseller in Germany, and is the first German novel to top Amazon's world bestseller chart. The book is about a teenage girl and her relationship with her own body.
"The novel is about the bold place between reality and imagination where a lot of people's sexual identities reside," said Pearson. "It's a very sarcastic, very funny and very playful book."
Pearson is likely to publish in hardback next spring. He believes that the novel will "hit a nerve with people". "We live in a highly sexualised society," he said. "Even yoghurt adverts seem to be sexualised in some way and the book is a reaction to that kind of society."