The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Nominiert: Arthur C Clarke Awards 2015 and BSFA Award for Best Novel 2015, Ausgezeichnet: John W. Campbell Memorial Award 2015
'ONE OF THE FICTION HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DECADE' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club
Featured in the Richard and Judy Book Club, the BBC Radio 2 Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club
Winner of the John W. Campbell Award
Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award
SOME STORIES CANNOT BE TOLD IN JUST ONE LIFETIME
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.
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 North
The 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)
The Serpent: Gameshouse Novella 1
The Thief: Gameshouse Novella 2
The Master: Gameshouse Novella 3
An astonishing re-invention of the time-travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful M. R. Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
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 won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Her 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 2018 novel
84K received a special citation at the Philip K. Dick Awards, and her latest novel,
The Pursuit of William Abbey, has been shortlisted for a Locus award. Claire lives in London.