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Teaser Tuesday: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

October 14th, 2014 (11:36 pm)

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along. Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.


My teaser is from The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce

Joyce - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Harold Fry is a retired salesman whose life is dull and predictable in his quiet English village until, without planning it, he embarks on a 500-mile walk to reach the hospice where a former co-worker and friend is dying of cancer. He convinces himself that as long as he keeps walking toward her, she will remain alive so that he can reach her in time to say goodbye. Along the way, Harold meets a wide variety of people. This teaser is from page 158.

He talked with a young woman on the trail of her real father, a priest who confessed to tweeting during mass, as well as several people in training for a marathon, and an Italian man with a singing parrot. He spent an afternoon with a white witch from Glastonbury, and a homeless man who had drunk away his house, as well as four bikers looking for the M5, and a mother of six who confided she had no idea life could be so solitary....