The Pursuit of William Abbey

The Pursuit of William Abbey Review

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 utterly thought-provoking, this novel proves once again that Claire North is one of the most innovative voices in modern fiction.

Title:The Pursuit of William Abbey
Edition Language:English

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    The Pursuit of William Abbey Reviews

  • Beata

    My first novel by Ms North, but definitely I'll read more of her books as William Abbey's story turned out to be a powerful and very much unsettling one. A young doctor who in the 1880s finds himself ...

  • Phrynne

    Another good book from this very talented author. Not my personal favourite but still very good indeed. As happens a lot in her books the main character, William Abbey, is being pursued all around the...

  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance

    4.5 starsI was very excited to have the opportunity to review this title from the moment it appeared on my radar.Like an endless sea, this remarkable work of fiction does not cease to ever end in scop...

  • Sarah-Hope

    I requested an electronic advance copy of this book from NetGalley because the premise it's built on sounded fascinating, and I was delighted that the publisher approved my request. The premise here i...

  • Nils | nilsreviewsit

    3.5 stars‘The Great War had been coming for such a long time. It was born in the hearts of our ruling men the day they were held up in the crib and told they were blessed with a greatness that other...

  • William

    4 stars(An attenuated review, due to my loss of all my notes, sorry)Another extraordinary book, and Ms North proves again to be a genre unto herself, unlike any other. Truly wonderful. As usual with ...

  • Shalini

    A very well researched book which had a curse as the focal point. It all started with one and led to a merry chase. William Abbey in Africa, did not save a child from the mob. The child died and the m...

  • Marianne

    4.5★s“I know the truth of men’s hearts, and what I know is that they are right, every single one of them. They live within the power of their own rightness, and anyone who disagrees with them ca...

  • Liz Barnsley

    Review to follow for the tour....

  • The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew).

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress...In 1917, France, against the backdrop of the Great War. In a French hospital for woun...