The stunning novel from the author of INCENDIARY.
We don t want to tell you what happens in this book. It is a truly special story and we don t want to spoil it.
Nevertheless, you need to know enough to buy it so we will just say this:
This is the story of two women. Their lives collide one fateful day, and one of them has to make a terrible choice. Two years later, they meet again the story starts there
Once you have read it, you ll want to tell your friends about it. When you do, please don t tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.
About The Author
Chris Cleave's debut novel INCENDIARY was an international bestseller published in 20 countries. It won the Somerset Maugham Award, the US Book-of-the-Month Club s First Fiction award and the Prix Sp cial du Jury at the French Prix des Lecteurs, was shortlisted for the 2006 Commonwealth Writers Prize, and is now a major motion picture.
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Comments about The Other Hand:
After reading this book, I felt it was such an eye opener for the average Australian that I gave it as a Xmas present to a few friends. One has since recommended it to her book club for 2013.
'Cleave follows his story to a powerful and emotive end. If The Other Hand flirts with melodrama, that is a fault Cleave shares with Dickens and for the same reason. He means it.' [Sydney Morning Herald]'A considered manifesto on the enormous international problem of asylum-seeking. The act on which the title, and the moral architecture of the novel, turns is described in the same page-turning way.' [The Weekend Australian]'Although humour is an important ingredient in this novel, it's a book with a lot of heart and insight, and despite an unlikely ending, it is profound and provocative and beautifully written.' [Sunday Telegraph]'Besides sharp, witty dialogue, an emotionally charged plot and the vivid characters' ethical struggles, The Other Hand delivers a timely challenge to reinvigorate our notions of civilised decency Shocking, exciting and deeply affecting.' [The Canberra Times]'Cleave achieves an incredibly deft balance between the serious and amusing, with a masterful ability to flit lightly between humour and deep trauma and sadness while making it seem like the most natural transition in the world.' [Sunday Mail]
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 5th February 2009
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.27