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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. - IndependentExquisitely balanced between terrible sadness and brilliant humour. - ObserverBig themes, high emotion and cliffhangers aplenty... an enormously affecting investigation of love, guilt and global responsibility, told with a bittersweet urgency. - Justine Jordan, GuardianSearingly eloquent. - Daily MailAn 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, Guardiantotally believable... the author has a knack of explaining human suffering... I look forward to his next offering. - Daily Expressimpresses as a feat of literary engineering... the plot exerts a fearsome grip. - Daily TelegraphAn exhilarating, disturbing read. - James Urquhart, Independent (Books of the Year)
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 30th June 2011
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 12.1 x 8.4 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1