Felicia's Journey

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Felicia's Journey
Author William Trevor
Country Ireland
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Viking Press
Publication date
1994
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 240 pp.
ISBN 978-0140253603
Preceded by Two Lives
Followed by Death in Summer
For the film of the same name made from the novel, see Felicia's Journey (film).

Felicia's Journey is a novel written by William Trevor, first published in 1994. The novel was made into a 1999 film of the same name.

The book won the Whitbread Prize in 1994.

Plot summary[edit]

The plot follows eighteen-year-old Felicia, a poor provincial Irish girl, who was made pregnant and abandoned by Johnny Lysaght, a young man who is supposedly working in the English Midlands. Felicia's father believes Johnny has run off to join the British army. As Felicia journeys to the Midlands in search of the father of her unborn child, she meets with mild-mannered Mr Hilditch, the manager of a catering company who, unknown to her, is a serial killer in search of loitering young girls.