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The Pursuit of William Abbey
The Pursuit of William Abbey | CLAIRE. NORTH
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'I was cursed in Natal, in 1884. I stood by as a boy was beaten to death by a mob. His mother cursed us all by truth and by blood, but the shadow took to me, and we have been together since.' The Pursuit of William Abbey is the extraordinary story of an English doctor cursed by the mother of a dying boy. Exploring themes of colonialism and guilt, Claire North's moving, thought-provoking and utterly gripping new novel proves again that she is one of the most original and innovative voices in modern fiction. Praise for Claire North: 'An original and even dazzling writer' Kirkus 'North goes from strength to strength' Guardian 'A master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination' Alex Marwood 'North's writing is terrific, smart and entertaining' Patrick Ness
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An intriguing story with an interesting premise. Combining historical fiction, suspense and a paranormal magical realism, I had a tough time putting this book down. While this book is quite depressing at times, showcasing the brutality of humanity and the many injustices in life, it really makes you think and feel. In stores tomorrow, 11/12/2019.

Thanks to #Goodreads and #OrbitBooks for a free eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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My current view. 😻 Reading this one in preparation for my blog tour stop this Saturday! So far it's turning out to be an interesting mix of historical fiction and magical realism. 👍

#currentlyreading #arc #blogtour #netgalley #catsoflitsy

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