A novel about life and death and a quest for moral purpose, by the acclaimed author of word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.
"Wholly original and hauntingly beautiful." -- Kirkus
"Funny, ambitious, immensely humane and full of philosophical panache." -- Sunday Times
Sooner or later, Death visits everyone. Before that, they meet Charlie: the Harbinger.
Sometimes he comes as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning. Either way, this will be the most important meeting of your life.
But who will come for Charlie?
"A fascinating exploration of what makes us human -- and a riveting journey through life, and death." -- The Bookbag
"Reaffirms the passion and ambition that have made North such a consistently intriguing writer." -- Locus
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Charlie is just a regular guy whose job is traveling the world delivering gifts and messages to all sorts of people: generals, children, visionaries, criminals. That’s because Charlie is the Harbinger of Death, coming “sometimes as a courtesy, sometimes a warning,” and often announcing his job title with no greater drama than if he were a postman. Claire North’s electrifying mix of spine-chilling anecdotes, incisive prose, and superb dialogue makes The End of the Day an extraordinary novel about suffering, fear, and the fragility of life.