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The Loney By Andrew Michael Hurley

The Loney
by Andrew Michael Hurley

WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD
THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016
'The Loney is not just good, it's great. It's an amazing piece of fiction' Stephen King

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The Loney Summary


The Loney: the contemporary classic by Andrew Michael Hurley

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER. WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD.
THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016.

A brilliantly unsettling and atmospheric debut full of unnerving horror - 'The Loney is not just good, it's great. It's an amazing piece of fiction' Stephen King

Two brothers. One mute, the other his lifelong protector.

Year after year, their family visits the same sacred shrine on a desolate strip of coastline known as the Loney, in desperate hope of a cure.

In the long hours of waiting, the boys are left alone. And they cannot resist the causeway revealed with every turn of the treacherous tide, the old house they glimpse at its end . . .

Many years on, Hanny is a grown man no longer in need of his brother's care.

But then the child's body is found.

And the Loney always gives up its secrets, in the end.

'This is a novel of the unsaid, the implied, the barely grasped or understood, crammed with dark holes and blurry spaces that your imagination feels compelled to fill' Observer

'A masterful excursion into terror' The Sunday Times

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The Loney Reviews


An amazing piece of fiction * Stephen King *
Here is the masterpiece by which Hurley must enter the Guild of the Gothic: it pleases me to think of his name written on some parchment scroll, alongside those of Walpole, Du Maurier, Maturin and Jackson * Guardian *
A masterful excursion into terror * Sunday Times *
An extraordinarily haunted and haunting novel * Daily Telegraph *
This is a novel of the unsaid, the implied, the barely grasped or understood, crammed with dark holes and blurry spaces that your imagination feels compelled to fill * Observer *
Written with the skill of a poet * The Times, Books of the Year *
An eerie, disturbing read that doesn't let up until its surprise ending * Daily Mail *
An unforgettable addition to the ranks of the best British horror * Metro *
A haunting and ambiguous novel that will keep you up at night * Daily Express *
A tale of suspense that sucks you in and pulls you under. As yarns go, it rips * New Statesman *
A masterclass in spinning out tension * Financial Times *
A haunting exploration of religion, faith and family. Hurley's evocation of the landscape is bleak and beautiful, while his portrayal of a family slowly imploding is both perceptive and compelling * Sunday Express summer reads *

About Andrew Michael Hurley


Andrew Michael Hurley has lived in Manchester and London, and is now based in Lancashire, where he teaches English Literature and Creative Writing. He has had two collections of short stories published by Lime Tree Press. The Loney is his first novel - it was first published in October 2014 by Tartarus Press, a tiny independent publisher based in Yorkshire, as a 300-copy limited-edition.

Additional information

GOR007421470
The Loney: the contemporary classic by Andrew Michael Hurley
Andrew Michael Hurley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2016-04-07
368
1473619858
9781473619852
Winner of Costa First Novel Award 2016 (UK) Long-listed for Authors Club Best First Novel 2016 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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