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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel
'ONE OF THE FICTION HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DECADE' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club

Featured in the Richard and Judy Book Club, the BBC Radio 2 Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club
Winner of the John W. Campbell Award
Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award

SOME STORIES CANNOT BE TOLD IN JUST ONE LIFETIME

No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before.

Nothing ever changes - until now.

As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. 'I nearly missed you, Doctor August,' she says. 'I need to send a message.'

This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.

This is the extraordinary journey of one unforgettable character - a story of friendship and betrayal, loyalty and redemption, love and loneliness and the inevitable march of time. Perfect for readers of How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

'Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club

'Beautiful and gripping'Guardian

'An astonishing re-invention of the time-travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful'M. R. Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

'Terrific, smart and entertaining' Patrick Ness

'The writing is impeccable . . Plus Harry is a fascinating main character'Heat

'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, bestselling author of THE MAZE RUNNER

Also by Claire North

Novels:
Touch
The Sudden Appearance of Hope (winner of the World Fantasy Award)
The End of the Day (shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award)
84K (shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award)
The Gameshouse
The Pursuit of William Abbey

Digital novellas:
The Serpent: Gameshouse Novella 1
The Thief: Gameshouse Novella 2
The Master: Gameshouse Novella 3

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"An astonishing re-invention of the time-travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful." - M R Carey

"An astonishing re-invention of the time travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful." - Mike Carey

"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

"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." - Jared Shurin


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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August [Signed Slipcase]
Author(s): Claire North
ISBN: 1-78636-122-1 / 978-1-78636-122-6 (UK edition)
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April 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
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April 2014 : UK Hardback
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
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ISBN: 0-316-39962-0 / 978-0-316-39962-3 (USA edition)
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August: The word-of-mouth bestseller you won't want to miss
Author(s): Claire North
ISBN: 0-356-50258-9 / 978-0-356-50258-8 (UK edition)
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April 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Author(s): Claire North
ISBN: 0-356-50256-2 / 978-0-356-50256-4 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

May 2014 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August
Author(s): Claire North
ISBN: 1-4450-2892-1 / 978-1-4450-2892-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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May 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: The First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August
Author(s): Claire North
ISBN: 1-4450-2893-X / 978-1-4450-2893-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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May 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: The First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August
Author(s): Claire North
ISBN: 1-4450-2894-8 / 978-1-4450-2894-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
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April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Author(s): Claire North
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April 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
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April 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
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April 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Author(s): Claire North
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Author(s): Claire North
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April 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August: The word-of-mouth bestseller you won't want to miss
Author(s): Claire North
Publisher: Orbit
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