@2@@20@The electrifying new thriller from the author of the acclaimed @18@The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August@19@.@21@@16@@20@@21@@16@@20@@21@Kepler is like you, but not like you. @3@@2@With a simple touch, Kepler can move into any body, live any life - for a moment, a day or for years. @3@@2@And your life could be next.@3@@2@@20@SOME PEOPLE TOUCH LIVES. OTHERS TAKE THEM. I DO BOTH.@21@@3@@2@'Just extraordinary' Clare Mackintosh, author of @18@I Let You Go@19@@3@@2@'North's talent shines out' @18@Sunday Times@19@@3@@2@'Dazzlingly imaginative' @18@Sunday Mirror@19@@3@@2@'Breathless and brilliantly original' @18@Love Reading@19@@3@@2@'Destined to be one of the biggest thrillers of 2015' Rick O'Shea, radio presenter@3@@2@@20@Discover the mesmerising new novel from one of the most original new voices in modern fiction.@21@@3@@16@@16@@2@@20@Also by Claire North@21@@3@@2@Novels:@16@@18@The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August@19@@16@@18@The Sudden Appearance of Hope @19@(coming May 2016)@3@@2@Digital novellas:@16@@18@The Serpent: Gameshouse Novella 1@19@@16@@18@The Thief: Gameshouse Novella 2 @19@@16@@18@The Master: Gameshouse Novella 3 @19@@3@
*** Featured in the Richard and Judy Book Club in 2014 *** *** Featured in the Waterstones Book Club in 2014*** *** Featured on BBC Radio 2 Book Club in 2014 *** 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.
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.
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.
***WINNER OF THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD 2017*** ***CLAIRE NORTH IS SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD*** My name is Hope Arden. I am the girl the world forgets. It started when I was sixteen years old. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger. No matter what I do, the words I say, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am. That makes my life tricky. It also makes me dangerous . . . The Sudden Appearance of Hope is the tale of a girl no one remembers, yet her story will stay with you for ever. 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 'Terrific, smart and entertaining' Patrick Ness 'Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling . . . one of the fiction highlights of the decade' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club