Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
By Rachel Joyce
(Doubleday Books, Hardcover, 9780857520647)
Publication Date: March 2012
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Harold Fry is retired and sedentary â?? and in no way the sort of person who'd spontaneously decide to walk the length of England to visit a dying friend. Rachel Joyce's new novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, follows Fry as he does just that â?? and finds emotional awakening along the way. More at NPR.org
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- Harold’s journey is both physical and metaphorical. He is not the only character in the novel to go on a journey and Rachel Joyce has said that writing the book was in itself a journey. What other literary journeys does this novel call to mind?