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The Pursuit of William Abbey

Narrated by: Peter Kenny
Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary

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Publisher's Summary

From the award-winning and best-selling 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 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. 

©2019 Claire North (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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  • Mr. S. Wallace-jones
  • 26-11-2019

Another prize worthy piece

Yet another great partnership of Claire North and Peter Kenny. I look forward to each new book with excitement. And this one does not disappoint. Beautifully written and stunningly performed, this relentless story had me enthralled right to the end. Also such depth of philosophy and historical interest. Thank you both.