A hauntingly powerful novel about how the choices we make can stay with us forever, by the award-winning author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K.
South Africa in the 1880s. A young and naive English doctor by the name of William Abbey witnesses the lynching of a local boy by the white colonists. As the child dies, his mother curses William.
William begins to understand what the curse means when the shadow of the dead boy starts following him across the world. It never stops, never rests. It can cross oceans and mountains. And if it catches him, the person he loves most in the world will die.
“There is no piece of The Pursuit that is forgettable … It is beautiful. It has, buried deep inside, a hopeful heart.”– NPR
“True love, life, and death, what’s worth dying-or killing-for: It’s all here in this gripping, bloody, and haunting novel.”– Kirkus on The Pursuit of William Abbey