The Pursuit of William Abbey by Claire North audiobook

The Pursuit of William Abbey

By Claire North
Read by Peter Kenny

Orbit 9780316316842


Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549128677

  • ISBN: 9781549128653

Runtime: 12.67 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English



A 2019 Locus Recommendation

A hauntingly powerful novel about how the choices we make can stay with us forever, by the award-winning author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K.

South Africa in the 1880s. A young and naive English doctor by the name of William Abbey witnesses the lynching of a local boy by the white colonists. 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.

Gripping, moving, and thought-provoking, The Pursuit of William Abbey proves once again that Claire North is one of the most innovative voices in modern fiction.

Previous books by Claire North:

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August


The Sudden Appearance of Hope

The End of the Day


The Gameshouse

Previous books written as Kate Griffin:

Matthew Swift novels:

A Madness of Angels

The Midnight Mayor

The Neon Court

The Minority Council

Magicals Anonymous novels:

Stray Souls

The Glass God

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“True love, life, and death, what’s worth dying-or killing-for: It’s all here in this gripping, bloody, and haunting novel.” Kirkus Reviews
“North’s latest once again displays her mastery of lyrical prose…The historical period from 1884 to 1917 provides a rich veldt of events for William to interact with as he anxiously tries to outpace his curse. The author presents a fascinating testament to humanity’s fallibility and tendency towards denial, merged with the potency of truth and the power of love.” Booklist (starred review)




Author Bio: Claire North

Author Bio: Claire North

Claire North is a pseudonym for Catherine Webb, who wrote several novels in various genres before publishing her first major work as Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. It was a critically acclaimed success, receiving rave reviews and was included in the Washington Post's Best Books of the Year list. Her novel, The Sudden Appearance of Hope, won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 12.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English