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The Other Hand (Flipback Edition)


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Published for the first time in flipback - the new, portable, stylish format that's taken Europe by storm

We don't want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific.

The story starts there, but the book doesn't. And it's what happens afterwards that is most important. Once you have read it, you'll want to tell everyone 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 a prize-winner and international bestseller and his second novel, THE OTHER HAND has found phenomenal success both in the UK and abroad, hitting number one on the New York Times bestseller list. He is married with three children, and lives in Kingston-upon-Thames. He keeps a website at www.chriscleave.com and can be found on twitter.com/chriscleave.

A powerful piece of art... shocking, exciting and deeply affecting...[a] superb novel... 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 civilized decency. - Independent

Exquisitely balanced between terrible sadness and brilliant humour. - Observer

Big themes, high emotion and cliffhangers aplenty... an enormously affecting investigation of love, guilt and global responsibility, told with a bittersweet urgency. - Justine Jordan, Guardian

Searingly eloquent. - Daily Mail

An ambitious and fearless gallop from the jungles of Africa via a shocking encounter on a Nigerian beach to the media offices of London and domesticity in leafy suburbia...Cleave immerses the reader in the worlds of his characters with an unshakable confidence. - Lawrence Norfolk, Guardian

totally believable... the author has a knack of explaining human suffering... I look forward to his next offering. - Daily Express

impresses as a feat of literary engineering... the plot exerts a fearsome grip. - Daily Telegraph

An exhilarating, disturbing read. - James Urquhart, Independent (Books of the Year)

Chris Cleave

Chris Cleave is 38. He lives in London with his wife and three children. His debut novel Incendiary won a 2006 Somerset Maugham Award, was shortlisted for the 2006 Commonwealth Writers Prize, and won the United States Book-of-the-Month Club’s First Fiction award 2005. His second novel is titled Little Bee in Canada and the US, where it is a New York Times #1 bestseller. It is titled The Other Hand in the UK, where it is a Sunday Times bestseller. It was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Awards. Read reviews here. Chris Cleave has been a barman, a long-distance sailor and teacher of marine navigation [read a short story I wrote about there here], an internet pioneer and a journalist.

Visit Chris Cleave's Booktopia Author Page

ISBN: 9781444736243
ISBN-10: 1444736248
Series: Flipback
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 30th June 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 14.4 x 8.4  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 1