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Starve Acre

Starve Acre

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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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 31st October 2019

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781529387278

Reviews

Beautifully written and triumphantly creepy
Mail on Sunday
Startlingly and daringly original, a story that shivers itself deeply into the consciousness
David Park, author of the 2018 Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Travelling in a Strange Land
A tour de force of physiological fantasia . . . Writing of this quality - sensuous, exact, observant - ensures that other scenes, too, pulse with vitality . . . Hurley's gothic storylines send spectres of deathliness through his fictional world. His prose brings it vividly alive
Peter Kemp, Sunday Times