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Understanding Upmarket Fiction Even More

Do you have any idea what upmarket fiction is? You may have heard of it already, but you may not have known about it. This is the perfect place to know more 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. The audience usually find this fiction more appealing to the public. Books written in this type of fiction usually are made with excellent writing added with a very exciting storyline which makes it more appealing to the readers.

It is a fiction that is combined with two other fictions namely commercial and literary. Even though a lot of people get to forget it, 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. That is the reason why you do not see an upmarket fiction category on the bookstores.

This type of fiction is into complex concepts and universal themes. It also gives way for the public to have access on it. It is made to be approachable to the people.

Two examples of upmarket fiction are the following:

The first 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.

It has involved horror, suspense, and science fiction that makes up the literary part. 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. For another commercial part of the story, it is the end because all the questions have been answered.

“About a boy” comes second in the list. This talks about two different people meeting at a certain point in the story.

For the literary part, it is when the plot revolves on how the relationship will go. This does not fall into any category too which sums up a literary.

For the commercial part, it is when the language is used in order for the story to be more appealing to the audience. The “coming of age” story about it is also commercial.

There are many categories in which book have to be classified with. Even though upmarket is not a genre, it is still another task if an author to designate their books. A commercial-categorized book can also have a chance of having a literary portion of it. And a book who falls into literary can also have a bit of a commercial. The good thing about upmarket fiction is that it is composed with a good writing but at the same time has commercial potential on it.

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