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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

*** Featured on BBC Radio 2 Book Club on 22nd April 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.

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.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 8th April 2014

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781405529297

Reviews

An astonishing re-invention of the time-travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful
M. R. Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
A thoughtful and considered time-travel novel, shocking twists and, most important of all, a beautiful character. Harry August will break your heart fifteen times
Jared Shurin
This wonderful novel, narrated by Harry, ranges back and forth in time as he recounts episodes from his various lives, but it's all held together by a compelling mystery involving nothing less than the end of the world itself . . . Beautifully written and structured . . . a remarkable book
BOOKLIST
A brave, genre-defying novel, which is mind-blowing in its originality and bold concept . . . Stunning!
NOVELICIOUS
Gripping
SUN
A truly extraordinary novel: an impeccable portrait of a friendship tortured by time in which masterful character and fantastic narrative come together to tremendous effect
TOR.COM
Part unique and intriguing mystery, part philosophical look at life, memory and time travel this story kept me totally gripped from the opening words to the mind-blowing finale
BITE THE BOOK
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is an extraordinary novel, as the publicity has promised
THE SPECULATIVE SCOTSMAN
An extraordinary book . . . an impressive piece of work.
Upcoming4me
Every bit as good as its title. (And, to avoid ambiguity, I love the title.)
WEEKEND HERALD
The writing is impeccable . . Plus Harry is a fascinating main character . . . And if his next 15 lives are half as eventful, we look forward to the sequel
HEAT
A masterful literary thriller
io9
An astonishing re-invention of the time-travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful
M. R. Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling . . . one of the fiction highlights of the decade
Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy book club
Beautiful and gripping
Guardian
The writing is impeccable . . Plus Harry is a fascinating main character . . . And if his next 15 lives are half as eventful, we look forward to the sequel
Heat
A masterful literary thriller
i09
This wonderful novel, narrated by Harry, ranges back and forth in time as he recounts episodes from his various lives, but it's all held together by a compelling mystery involving nothing less than the end of the world itself . . . Beautifully written and structured . . . a remarkable book
bOOKLIST
Grabs you from the first page; it crackles along at a rollicking pace . . . unputdownable
The Saturday Paper
Terrific, smart and entertaining
Patrick Ness
Claire North's sophisticated writing and astute plotting have made this my book of the year
Peter F. Hamilton
A brave, genre-defying novel, which is mind-blowing in its originality and bold concept . . . Stunning!
Novelicious
Part unique and intriguing mystery, part philosophical look at life, memory and time travel this story kept me totally gripped from the opening words to the mind-blowing finale
Bite the Book