The book will be released on the fictional character’s birthday, and will allow fans to relive the series through Christian Grey, a “perspective they have long desired.”
James said, "Christian is a complex character, and readers have always been fascinated by his desires and motivations, and his troubled past. Also, as anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows, there are two sides to every story. It's been a great pleasure to return to my happy place-writing, being with Christian and Ana in their universe, and working with the fantastic team at Vintage."
The publisher, a division of Penguin Random House, says that it has sold more than 125 million copies of the original trilogy — “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed,” — making it “one of the most successful publications in the history of book publishing.”
James, 52, lives in West London with her husband and two teenage sons.