Little Hands Clapping

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Canongate Books, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
18 Reviews
The cult storyteller's most original, outrageous, and heart-rending work yet—a wicked novel perfect for (grown-up) fans of Tim Burton, Neil Gaiman, Scarlett Thomas, The Mighty Boosh, and Roald Dahl   In a room above a bizarre German museum, far from the prying eyes of strangers, lives the Old Man. Caretaker of the museum by day, by night he enjoys the sound of silence, broken by the occasional crunch of a spider between his blackened teeth. The Old Man, the respectable Doctor Ernst Frohlicher, his greedy dog Hans, and a cast of grotesque and hilarious townsfolk all find their lives thrown together as they uncover a crime so outrageous that it will shock the world. From its sinister opening to its explosive denouement, this dark tale blends lavishly entertaining storytelling with Rhodes's macabre imagination, entrancing originality, and magical touch.

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Review: Little Hands Clapping

User Review  - Saffron - Goodreads

What a fantastic concept, put together in a wonderful way. Dan Rhodes pulls you into this bizarre world of a museum in Germany and all that happens in and around it. This is a story where you feel ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alice - Goodreads

This is light reading for the quirky at heart, in fact I thought I was reading YA fiction until I got to the sex and cannibalism. Certainly enjoyable, not terribly suspenseful or climatic, the real ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Dan Rhodes was born in 1972. He is the author of six other books: Anthropology, Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love, Timoleon Vieta Come Home, Gold, Little Hands Clapping and, writing as Danuta de Rhodes, The Little White Car. In 2003 he was named by Granta magazine as one of their Twenty Best of Young British Novelists and in 2010 by the Daily Telegraph as one of their Best British Novelists Under Forty. He is the winner of many awards including the Author's Club First Novel Award and the E.M. Forster Award. He lives in Derbyshire.

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