Understanding Upmarket Fiction Even More
Have you ever heard of “upmarket fiction”? There are some people who do not have any idea about it yet. If that is the case, this is the perfect place for you to gain an idea about it.
Upmarket fiction is just a combination of literary and commercial. This is a type of fiction that has been used by many authors already. Books in this fiction usually make the book appealing to the readers. It has a good writing and composed with an exciting storyline to the readers.
If two fictions are combined, it will then come up with upmarket fiction. Do not forget that upmarket fiction is a genre. There is just an adjective used in order to come up with a classification on the market of a novel. If you want to check it out, you will not see an upmarket fiction category on the bookstores.
Complex concepts and universal themes are what can be found on upmarket fiction. But it does not forget to provide accessibility to the audience. It is made to be approachable to the people.
Two examples of upmarket fiction are the following:
One example is the “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel. The story goes about a group who is going to North America to escape a pandemic flu affecting their place.
The literary part about this is the elements of science fiction, suspense, and horror embedded in the story. Along the story, the characters also develop hope and virtues that make it literary.
The commercial part of the story is when the characters undergo many obstacles. Another commercial part is the end of the story where every question has been answered.
“About a boy” is also an example of upmarket fiction. The story goes around the two people of different ages that will meet at a certain time.
The plot that revolves around how their relationship will go as both men is another literary part of the story. Also, the story is not categorized into any genre which makes it literary.
For the commercial part, it is when the language is used in order for the story to be more appealing to the audience. It has also a sense of a “coming of age” which comprises a commercial part of the story.
All the books should be classified by category. Another task of an author is to designate the books they have created. Even though you designate a book into commercial, there can still be some literary part on it. Literary-classified books can also have some portions of it that are commercial. What people like about upmarket fiction is the commercial potential it has and the excellent writing used.