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The End of the Day

shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year 2017

By Claire North

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

From the voice behind the word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August comes this utterly compelling and hauntingly beautiful novel of life, death and everything in between.

***SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017***

'Funny, ambitious, immensely humane and full of philosophical panache' Sunday Times

'Extraordinary . . . wildly impressive" Lucy Hughes-Hallett, BBC Radio 4

'Wholly original and hauntingly beautiful' Kirkus

Sooner or later, death visits everyone. Before that, they meet Charlie.

Charlie meets everyone - but only once. Sometimes he is sent as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning. Either way, this is going to be the most important meeting of your life.

The End of the Day is the stunning new story from Claire North, the voice behind the word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.

'Reaffirms the passion and ambition that have made North such a consistently intriguing writer' Locus

'Every one of the chapters is shaped with philosophical panache' Guardian

'Compelling . . . keeps the surprises coming until the very end' San Francisco Chronicle

Biographical Notes

Claire North is a pseudonym for Catherine Webb, a Carnegie Medal-nominated author whose debut novel was written when she was just fourteen years old. She has fast established herself as one of the most powerful and imaginative voices in modern fiction. Her first book published under the Claire North pen name was The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, which became a word-of-mouth bestseller and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. The follow-up Touch was described by the Independent as 'little short of a masterpiece'. Her next novel The Sudden Appearance of Hope won the 2017 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, and The End of the Day was shortlisted for the 2017 Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award. Her latest novel 84K received widespread critical acclaim and was described by bestselling author Emily St. John Mandel as 'an eerily plausible dystopian masterpiece'. She lives in London.

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  • ISBN: 9780356507330
  • Publication date: 24 Aug 2017
  • Page count: 432
  • Imprint: Orbit
Funny, ambitious, immensely humane and full of philosophical panache — SUNDAY TIMES
Extraordinary . . . wildly impressive — Lucy Hughes-Hallett, BBC Radio 4
Claire North's writing is terrific, smart and entertaining — Patrick Ness
Wholly original and hauntingly beautiful — KIRKUS
Reaffirms the passion and ambition that have made North such a consistently intriguing writer — LOCUS
The End of the Day is [North's] most ambitious novel . . . Every one of the short 110 chapters is shaped with philosophical panache — GUARDIAN
Poetic and imaginative . . . A thoroughly engaging and astute read — SCIFINOW
A beautiful, if occasionally uncomfortable, read that resists being labeled with any particular genre — LIBRARY JOURNAL
An exciting voice in contemporary fantasy . . . North adroitly sets the scenes and enlivens them with compelling, ironic dialogue, and she keeps the surprises coming until the very end — SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Claire North is a true original, a master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination — Alex Marwood, author of THE WICKED GIRLS
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84K

Claire North
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'AN EERILY PLAUSIBLE DYSTOPIAN MASTERPIECE' Emily St. John Mandel, author of STATION ELEVEN'AN EXTRAORDINARY NOVEL . . . with echoes of The Handmaid's Tale' Cory Doctorow*CLAIRE NORTH SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES/PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD*From one of the most original new voices in modern fiction comes a startling vision of a world where you can get away with anything . . .Theo Miller knows the value of human life - to the very last penny. Working in the Criminal Audit Office, he assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. But when his ex-lover is killed, it's different. This is one death he can't let become merely an entry on a balance sheet. Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don't add up.From the award-winning Claire North comes an electrifying and provocative new novel which will resonate with readers around the world. Praise for 84K:'Another captivating novel from one of the most intriguing and genre-bending novelists' Booklist'Claire North goes from strength to strength . . . A tense, moving story' Guardian'Absolutely breath-taking... An early and compelling candidate for best novel of 2018' SciFi Magazine'A dystopian anthem for the modern activist . . . 84K is an important book but also a cracking thriller . . . Quite simply, North's best book so far' Starburst'North is an original and even dazzling writer' Kirkus'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times

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The Sudden Appearance of Hope

Claire North
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Touch

Claire North
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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Claire North
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Claire North

'ONE OF THE FICTION HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DECADE' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book ClubFeatured in the Richard and Judy Book Club, the BBC Radio 2 Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club Winner of the John W. Campbell AwardShortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke AwardSOME STORIES CANNOT BE TOLD IN JUST ONE LIFETIMENo matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes - until now.As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. 'I nearly missed you, Doctor August,' she says. 'I need to send a message.'This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.This is the extraordinary journey of one unforgettable character - a story of friendship and betrayal, loyalty and redemption, love and loneliness and the inevitable march of time. Perfect for readers of How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.'Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club'Beautiful and gripping' Guardian'An astonishing re-invention of the time-travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful' M. R. Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS 'Terrific, smart and entertaining' Patrick Ness'The writing is impeccable . . Plus Harry is a fascinating main character' Heat 'I don't say this lightly but The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is one of the top ten books I've ever read' James Dashner, bestselling author of THE MAZE RUNNER Also by Claire NorthNovels:TouchThe Sudden Appearance of Hope (winner of the World Fantasy Award 2017)The End of the Day (shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award 2017)84KDigital novellas:The Serpent: Gameshouse Novella 1The Thief: Gameshouse Novella 2 The Master: Gameshouse Novella 3

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