The Pursuit of William Abbey
The Pursuit of William Abbey
ISBN
978-0356507415
Released
November 14, 2019
Publisher
Orbit
  • Signed by the Author
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
AVAILABLE FROM
21 November 2019
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About

From the award-winning and bestselling author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K comes a powerful new novel that examines how the choices we make can haunt us forever . . .


South Africa, 1884. A young and naive English doctor by the name of William Abbey witnesses the lynching of a local boy by white colonists. He's guilt-struck, but too cowardly to stand up against this horrific act. And as the child dies, his mother curses William.


William begins to understand when what the curse means when the shadow of the dead boy starts following him across the world. It never stops, never rests. It can cross oceans and mountains. And if it catches him, the person he loves most in the world will die . . .


Moving, thought-provoking and utterly gripping, Claire North's extraordinary new novel proves again that she is one of the most original and innovative voices in modern fiction.
Praise for Claire North:


'An original and even dazzling writer' Kirkus


'North goes from strength to strength' Guardian


'A master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination' Alex Marwood


'North's writing is terrific, smart and entertaining' Patrick Ness

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