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84K

By Claire North

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The stunning new novel from the award-winning Claire North, one of the most original voices in modern fiction.

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

From one of the most original new voices in modern fiction comes a startling vision of a world where nothing is so precious that it can't be bought . . .

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 utterly gripping, page-turning and thought-provoking new novel which will resonate with readers around the world.

Praise for Claire North:

'Poignant and intensely gripping' Guardian
'Little short of a masterpiece' Independent
'Ambitious, immensely humane and full of philosophical panache' Sunday Times
'One of the fiction highlights of the decade' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club

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. 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 received widespread critical acclaim and 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 her recent book The End of the Day has been shortlisted for the 2017 Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award. In addition to working on her next novel 84K, Claire is also one of three writers contributing to the upcoming Black Mirror book, which ties into Charlie Brooker's award-winning TV series. She lives in London.

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  • ISBN: 9780356507392
  • Publication date: 22 May 2018
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North's talent shines out — SUNDAY TIMES
An extraordinary novel that stands with the best of dystopian fiction, from Riddley Walker to Nineteen Eighty Four to The Chrysalids, with dashes of The Handmaid's Tale. It's a novel that shows how change can come, even when the world seems doomed, and why we are not foolish to try — Cory Doctorow
Claire North is a true original, a master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination — Alex Marwood, author of THE WICKED GIRLS
Claire North's writing is terrific, smart and entertaining — Patrick Ness
Little short of a masterpiece — INDEPENDENT on TOUCH
Poignant and intensely gripping — GUARDIAN on TOUCH
Well-paced, brilliant and balanced — NEW YORK TIMES on THE SUDDEN APPEARANCE OF HOPE
Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling . . . one of the fiction highlights of the decade — Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club on THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST
Extraordinary . . . wildly impressive — Lucy Hughes-Hallett, BBC Radio 4 on THE END OF THE DAY
Wholly original and hauntingly beautiful. North is a writer to watch — KIRKUS on THE END OF THE DAY
Reaffirms the passion and ambition that have made North such a consistently intriguing writer — LOCUS on THE END OF THE DAY
I am left staggered into an awed slow-clap at everything North has accomplished here . . . touching, horrifying, magnificent — NPR on TOUCH
The quality of the writing and the dazzlingly imaginative heart of this exciting book will . . . keep readers absolutely hooked to the dramatic conclusion — SUNDAY MIRROR on TOUCH
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Authors:
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*** Featured in the Richard and Judy Book Club ****** Featured in the Waterstones Book Club ****** Featured on BBC Radio 2 Book Club ***Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No 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.Praise for Claire North:'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times'Little short of a masterpiece' Independent'Poignant and intensely gripping' Guardian'Well-paced, brilliant and balanced' New York Times'Extraordinary . . . wildly impressive' Lucy Hughes-Hallett, BBC Radio 4'Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling . . . one of the fiction highlights of the decade' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book ClubAlso 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)Digital novellas:The Serpent: Gameshouse Novella 1The Thief: Gameshouse Novella 2 The Master: Gameshouse Novella 3

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