The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry

November 17, 2015|
The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
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The debut novel from Rachel Joyce—an international bestseller, a brilliant success and the start of a generation of Harold Fry–like characters.

Recently retired, sweet, emotionally numb Harold Fry is jolted out of his passivity by a letter from Queenie Hennessy, an old friend, who he hasn''t heard from in twenty years. She has written to say she is in hospice and wanted to say goodbye. Leaving his tense, bitter wife Maureen to her chores, Harold intends a quick walk to the corner mailbox to post his reply but instead, inspired by a chance encounter, he becomes convinced he must deliver his message to Queenie in person—who is six hundred miles away.

So without hiking boots, rain gear, map or cell phone, one of the most endearing characters in current fiction begins his unlikely pilgrimage across the English countryside. Along the way, strangers stir up memories—flashbacks, often painful, from when his marriage was filled with promise and then not, of his inadequacy as a father and of his shortcomings as a husband. Ironically, his wife Maureen, shocked by her husband''s sudden absence, begins to long for his presence. Is it possible for Harold and Maureen to bridge the distance between them? And will Queenie be alive to see Harold arrive at her door?
RACHEL JOYCE is the author of the novels The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Perfect, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, The Music Shop and Miss Benson''s Beetle, as well as the digital short story A Faraway Smell of Lemon and a story collection, A Snow Garden & Other Stories. Her books have been translated into thirty-six ...
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Title:The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:384 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 1 in
Published:November 17, 2015
Publisher:Doubleday Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780385686402

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