Starve Acre

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John Murray, 2019 - Children - 243 pages
The worst thing possible has happened. Richard and Juliette Willoughby's son, Ewan, has died suddenly at the age of five. Starve Acre, their house by the moors, was to be full of life, but is now a haunted place.Juliette, convinced Ewan still lives there in some form, seeks the help of the Beacons, a seemingly benevolent group of occultists. Richard, to try and keep the boy out of his mind, has turned his attention to the field opposite the house, where he patiently digs the barren dirt in search of a legendary oak tree.STARVE ACRE is a devastating new novel by the author of the prize-winning bestseller THE LONEY. It is a novel about the way in which grief splits the world in two and how, in searching for hope, we can so easily unearth horror.

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User Review  - JBD1 - LibraryThing

A strange, wonderful folk gothic tale, which I will definitely read again once I've read Hurley's other novels, because I'm sure each time I read it I will pick up on more details. Dark and spooky and fascinating. Read full review

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User Review  - JosephCamilleri - LibraryThing

And so, the secret is out. Starve Acre, originally issued by Dead Ink Books as part of their Eden Book Society series, was not written by the elusive (by which read “fictional”) 1970s author Jonathan ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

Andrew Michael Hurley is 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 the Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards. Devil's Day, his second novel, was picked as a Book of the Year in five newspapers, and won the Encore Award.

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