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Devil's Day - Andrew Michael Hurley

Devil's Day - Andrew Michael Hurley

Title: Devil’s Day

Author:  Andrew Michael Hurley

ISBN:  9781473619869

Weight:  990g

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Devil’s Day by Andrew Michael Hurley

In the wink of an eye, as quick as a flea,
The Devil he jumped from me to thee.
And only when the Devil had gone,
Did I know that he and I’d been one…

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.

The second novel from the Costa winning and bestselling author of The Loney

Peer & Press Reviews

The nebulous presence of the Devil is evoked so palpably in this novel that at times I hardly dared look up when reading for fear of seeing him grinning at me from the chair next to mine.

Literary Review

Hurley is a fine writer, with concerns that place him a little to the left of the literary mainstream, a remove that makes him extremely interesting.

John Boyne, Irish Times

Hurley is a superb storyteller.  He leads you up on to the moors, into the eye of a snowstorm, dropping little clues, sinister hints at devilment and demonic possession.  Then he changes course, scuffs over the prints in the snow, springs new villainies on you, abandons you overnight in the hills.


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Title: Devil’s Day
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Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: Yes
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Publisher: John Murray (Publishers)
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ISBN 13: 9781473619869
ISBN 10: 1473619866
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket

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