The stunning new novel from Richard and Judy Book Club author Claire North: the voice behind the word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
***SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017***
'Funny, ambitious, immensely humane and full of philosophical panache' Sunday Times
'Extraordinary . . . wildly impressive" Lucy Hughes-Hallett, BBC Radio 4
'Wholly original and hauntingly beautiful' Kirkus
Sooner or later, death visits everyone. Before that, they meet Charlie.
Charlie meets everyone - but only once. Sometimes he is sent as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning. Either way, this is going to be the most important meeting of your life.
The End of the Day is the stunning new story from Claire North, the voice behind the word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.
'Reaffirms the passion and ambition that have made North such a consistently intriguing writer' Locus
'Every one of the chapters is shaped with philosophical panache' Guardian
'Compelling . . . keeps the surprises coming until the very end' San Francisco Chronicle
TOUCH is little short of a masterpiece - INDEPENDENT
Claire North is a true original, a master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination
Well-paced, brilliant and balanced
Poignant and intensely gripping
Touch is little short of a masterpiece - INDEPENDENT
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 is fast establishing 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 received widespread critical acclaim and 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 her recent book The End of the Day has been shortlisted for the 2017 Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award. She lives in London.