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    Claire North

    Théo Miller connaît la valeur de la vie humaine - jusqu'au dernier centime.

    Au Bureau d'audit des crimes, son rôle consiste à évaluer chaque dossier qui lui est confié et à s'assurer que les criminels paient intégralement leur dette à la société.
    Mais lorsque son amour d'enfance est assassinée, tout change. Cette mort est la seule qui ne peut se résumer à une ligne de plus dans un bilan annuel.
    Car si les puissants de ce monde peuvent tuer en toute impunité, il arrive parfois que le compte n'y soit pas.
    « Claire North ne cesse de monter en puissance... Un récit chargé de tension, bouleversant. » - The Guardian
    « Le talent de Claire North ne cesse de briller. » - Sunday Times
    « Un roman extraordinaire qui côtoie le meilleur du genre, rappelant La Servante écarlate. » - Cory Doctorow, auteur du Grand Abandon
    « Un roman captivant, par l'une des romancières les plus stimulantes parmi les auteurs mêlant thriller et science-fiction. » - Booklist
    « Claire North est une autrice très originale, pour ne pas dire éblouissante. » - Kirkus Reviews

  • Par l'auteure des Quinze premières vies de Harry August

    Mon nom est Hope Arden. Je suis la fille que tout le monde oublie. Tout a commencé quand j'avais seize ans. Mon père qui omet de m'emmener au lycée. Ma mère qui met la table pour trois, pas quatre. Un ami qui me regarde et voit une étrangère. Qu'importe ce que je fais, ce que je dis, les crimes que je commets... vous ne vous souviendrez jamais de moi. Ça rend ma vie compliquée mais ça fait aussi de moi quelqu'un de dangereux.

  • 'ONE OF THE FICTION HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DECADE' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book ClubFeatured 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 AwardSOME STORIES CANNOT BE TOLD IN JUST ONE LIFETIMENo 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 NorthNovels:
    The Sudden Appearance of Hope (winner of the World Fantasy Award 2017)
    The End of the Day (shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award 2017)
    84KDigital novellas:
    The Serpent: Gameshouse Novella 1
    The Thief: Gameshouse Novella 2
    The Master: Gameshouse Novella 3

  • The electrifying new thriller from the author of the acclaimed The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.
    Kepler is like you, but not like you. With a simple touch, Kepler can move into any body, live any life - for a moment, a day or for years. And your life could be next.SOME PEOPLE TOUCH LIVES. OTHERS TAKE THEM. I DO BOTH.'Just extraordinary' Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times'Dazzlingly imaginative' Sunday Mirror'Breathless and brilliantly original' Love Reading'Destined to be one of the biggest thrillers of 2015' Rick O'Shea, radio presenterDiscover the mesmerising new novel from one of the most original new voices in modern fiction.
    Also by Claire NorthNovels:
    The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
    The Sudden Appearance of Hope (coming May 2016)Digital novellas:
    The Serpent: Gameshouse Novella 1
    The Thief: Gameshouse Novella 2
    The Master: Gameshouse Novella 3

  • The Gamehouse is an unusual institution. Many know it as the place where fortunes can be made and lost though games of Chess, Backgammon - every game under the sun.But a select few, who are picked to compete in the higher league, know that some games are played for higher stakes - those of politics and empires, of economics and kings . . .And now, the ultimate player is about to step forward.

  • ***WINNER OF THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD 2017******CLAIRE NORTH IS SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD***My name is Hope Arden. I am the girl the world forgets.It started when I was sixteen years old. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger.No matter what I do, the words I say, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am.That makes my life tricky. It also makes me dangerous . . .The Sudden Appearance of Hope is the tale of a girl no one remembers, yet her story will stay with you for ever.Praise for Claire North:'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times'Little short of a masterpiece' Independent'Poignant and intensely gripping' Guardian'Well-paced, brilliant and balanced' New York Times'Extraordinary . . . wildly impressive' Lucy Hughes-Hallett, BBC Radio 4'Terrific, smart and entertaining' Patrick Ness'Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling . . . one of the fiction highlights of the decade' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club

  • ***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

  • *CLAIRE NORTH WAS SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017*From one of the most original new voices in modern fiction comes a startling vision of a world where nothing is so precious that it can't be bought . . .'An extraordinary novel that stands with the best of dystopian fiction, from Nineteen Eighty Four to The Chrysalids, with dashes of The Handmaid's Tale' Cory Doctorow
    Theo Miller knows the value of human life - to the very last penny. Working in the Criminal Audit Office, he assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. But when his ex-lover is killed, it's different. This is one death he can't let become merely an entry on a balance sheet. Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don't add up.From the award-winning Claire North comes an utterly gripping, page-turning and thought-provoking new novel which will resonate with readers around the world.
    Praise for Claire North:
    'Poignant and intensely gripping' Guardian
    'Little short of a masterpiece' Independent
    'Ambitious, immensely humane and full of philosophical panache' Sunday Times
    'One of the fiction highlights of the decade' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club