Andrew Michael Hurley on Starve Acre
The worst thing possible has happened. Richard and Juliette Willoughby’s son, Ewan, has died suddenly at the age of five.
Topping and Company Bookshop, Bath
Wednesday 13th November, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
- Book signing
- In Conversation
- Questions & Answers
About the Event
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.
'Hurley is fantastically adept at conveying something beyond the natural or the normal,' -The Observer.
'Hurley’s work is like a reincarnation of novels such as John Buchan’s Witch Wood or the stories of M.R. James. His prose is precise and his eye gimlet.' -The Spectator.
About the Book
The new novel from 'the new master of menace' (Sunday Times)