The author of the World Fantasy Award-winner The Sudden Appearance of Hope and The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August returns with her most powerful and imaginative novel yet: a story set in an age after the world has burned, which explores whether humankind can change the paths we seem fated to follow.

Also by Claire North:
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Touch
The Sudden Appearance of Hope
The End of the Day
84K
The Gameshouse
The Pursuit of William Abbey

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Praise

"North has established a reputation for tense, dense, science fiction/fantasy-inflected thrillers that defy facile explanations... Well-paced, brilliant and balanced."—New York Times on The Sudden Appearance of Hope

"Wholly original and hauntingly beautiful. North is a writer to watch."—Kirkus on The End of the Day

"North is an exciting voice in contemporary fantasy."—San Francisco Chronicle on The End of the Day

"North is an original and even dazzling writer."—Kirkus on 84K

"Claire North is one hell of a writer."—C. L. Taylor, author of The Accident on Touch

"Claire North's writing is terrific, smart, and entertaining."—Patrick Ness on The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

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