- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Redhook (Oct. 21 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316399620
- ISBN-13: 978-0316399623
- Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.5 x 20.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 386 g
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Paperback – Oct 21 2014
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"I don't say this lightly but The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is one of the top ten books I've ever read."―James Dashner, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Maze Runner
"An astonishing re-invention of the time travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful."―Mike Carey
"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."―James Shurin
"A subtle study of friendship, love and the complexity of existence."―Eric Brown, Guardian
"Wonderful novel... held together by a compelling mystery involving nothing less than the end of the world itself. Beautifully written and structured...a remarkable book."―Booklist (Starred Review)
"A tremendously entertaining ride... You're sure to enjoy the trip."―Toronto Sunday Star
About the Author
Claire North is a pseudonym for Catherine Webb, a Carnegie Medal-nominated author whose first book was written when she was just fourteen years old. She went on to write several other novels in various genres, before publishing her first major work as Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, in 2014. It was a critically acclaimed success, receiving rave reviews and an Audie nomination, and was included in the Washington Post's Best Books of the Year list. Her most recent novel, Touch, was also in the Washington Post's Best Books of the Year, in 2015.
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It was fascinating to witness Harry and his fellow "kalachakra" evolve as individuals over the course of multiple lifetimes. For some the accumulated weight becomes unbearable. Others see opportunities to exploit. All are deftly and convincingly drawn, each embodying the blessings and curses of their kind.
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is the work of an prodigiously talented writer.
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