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Andrew Michael Hurley - Author

About the Author

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.

 

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Devil's Day From the Costa winning and bestselling author of The Loney

Devil's Day From the Costa winning and bestselling author of The Loney

Author: Andrew Michael Hurley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, FT, METRO AND MAIL ON SUNDAY 'The new master of menace' Sunday Times After the blizzard of a century ago, it was weeks before anyone got in or out. By that time, what had happened there, what the Devil had done, was already fable. Devil's Day is a day for children now, of course. A tradition it's easy to mock, from the outside. But it's important to remember why we do what we do. It's important to know what our grandfathers have passed down to us. Because it's hard to understand, if you're not from the valley, how this place is in your blood. That's why I came back, with Kat; it wasn't just because the Gaffer was dead. Though that year we may have let the Devil in after all . . .

Devil's Day From the Costa winning and bestselling author of The Loney

Devil's Day From the Costa winning and bestselling author of The Loney

Author: Andrew Michael Hurley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

The second novel from the Costa winning and bestselling author of The Loney 'The new master of menace' Sunday Times In the wink of an eye, as quick as a flea, The Devil he jumped from me to thee. And only when the Devil had gone, Did I know that he and I'd been one . . . Every autumn, John Pentecost returns to the farm where he grew up to help gather the sheep down from the moors for the winter. Very little changes in the Endlands, but this year, his grandfather - the Gaffer - has died and John's new wife, Katherine, is accompanying him for the first time. Each year, the Gaffer would redraw the boundary lines of the village, with pen and paper, but also through the remembrance of tales and timeless communal rituals, which keep the sheep safe from the Devil. But as the farmers of the Endlands bury the Gaffer, and prepare to gather the sheep, they begin to wonder whether they've let the Devil in after all . . .

Loney

Loney

Author: Andrew Michael Hurley Format: eBook Release Date: 09/09/2016

"e;Die Einheimischen nannten es The Loney. Niemand, der auch nur das Geringste uber diesen Ort wusste, naherte sich je dem Wasser. Zumindest abgesehen von uns. Doch wahrscheinlich hatte ich stets geahnt, dass das, was dort geschehen war, nicht fur immer verborgen bleiben wurde, so sehr ich es mir auch wunschte."e;Zwei Brder geraten an einem gottverlassenen Kstenort immer tiefer in eine rtselhafte, unheimliche Geschichte, in der sie selbst einander der einzige Halt sind. Ein berhrender, packender Roman ber die Suche nach Erlsung und die Abgrnde, in die sie fhren kann.

Loney

Loney

Author: Andrew Michael Hurley Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2016

The eerie, suspenseful debut novel hailed by Stephen King as "e;an amazing piece of fiction"e; and taking the world by stormWhen the remains of a young child are discovered during a winter storm on a stretch of the bleak Lancashire coastline known as the Loney, a man named Smith is forced to confront the terrifying and mysterious events that occurred forty years earlier when he visited the place as a boy. At that time, his devoutly Catholic mother was determined to find healing for Hanny, his disabled older brother. And so the family, along with members of their parish, embarked on an Easter pilgrimage to an ancient shrine. But not all of the locals were pleased to see visitors in the area. And when the two brothers found their lives entangling with a glamorous couple staying at a nearby house, they became involved in more troubling rites. Smith feels he is the only one who knows the truth, and he must bear the burden of his knowledge-no matter the cost. Proclaimed by London's Sunday Telegraph as a "e;modern classic,"e; The Loney marks the arrival of an important new voice in fiction.

The Loney the contemporary classic

The Loney the contemporary classic

Author: Andrew Michael Hurley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2015

WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 'Modern classics in this genre are rare, and instant ones even rarer; The Loney, however, looks as though it may be both' Sunday Telegraph If it had another name, I never knew, but the locals called it the Loney - that strange nowhere between the Wyre and the Lune where Hanny and I went every Easter time with Mummer, Farther, Mr and Mrs Belderboss and Father Wilfred, the parish priest. It was impossible to truly know the place. It changed with each influx and retreat, and the neap tides would reveal the skeletons of those who thought they could escape its insidious currents. No one ever went near the water. No one apart from us, that is. I suppose I always knew that what happened there wouldn't stay hidden for ever, no matter how much I wanted it to. No matter how hard I tried to forget . . .

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