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Devil's Day: From the Costa winning and bestselling author of The Loney

Devil's Day: From the Costa winning and bestselling author of The Loney

The second novel from the author of the award-winning bestseller The Loney

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ISBN 9781473619883
Barcode 9781473619883
Published 25 September 2018 by John Murray Press
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Hurley, Andrew Michael
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ISBN-13 9781473619883
ISBN-10 1473619882
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher John Murray Press
Imprint John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publication Date 25 September 2018
International Publication Date 20 September 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hurley, Andrew Michael
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Horror & Ghost Stories
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 244g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Lancashire England - Fiction
NBS Text Horror & Ghost Stories
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Every autumn, John Pentecost returns to the Lancashire farm where he grew up to help gather the sheep from the moors. Generally, very little changes in the Briardale Valley, but this year things are different. His grandfather - known to everyone as the Gaffer - has died and John's new wife, Katherine, is accompanying him for the first time.Every year, the Gaffer would redraw the boundary lines of the village, with pen and paper but also through the remembrance of folk tales, family stories and timeless communal rituals which keep the sheep safe from the Devil. This year, though, the determination of some members of the community to defend those boundary lines has strengthened, and John and Katherine must decide where their loyalties lie, and whether they are prepared to make the sacrifices necessary to join the tribe...Gripping, unsettling and beautifully written, Andrew Michael Hurley's new novel asks how much we owe to tradition, and how far we will go to belong.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Encore Award 2018 (UK)
NZ Review Creepy and compelling, it's just the thing to be reading as the nights draw in (but be prepared to sleep with your bedside lamp turned on) * Stylist *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Andrew Michael Hurley has lived in Manchester and London, and is now based in Lancashire. His first novel, The Loney, was originally published by Tartarus Press as a 300-copy limited edition, before being republished by John Murray. It went on to sell in twenty languages, win the Costa Best First Novel Award and Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards in 2016, and is in development as a feature film. Devil's Day is his second novel.

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