Little Hands Clapping

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Canongate Books, Feb 4, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
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In a room above a bizarre German museum, and far from the prying eyes of strangers, lives in Old Man. Caretaker by day, by night he enjoys the sound of silence, broken only by the occasional crunch of a spider between his teeth. Little Hands Clapping brings the Old Man together with the respectable Doctor Ernst Fröhlicher, his dog Hans and a cast of grotesque and hilarious townsfolk who find themselves involved in a crime so outrageous it will shock the world. From its sinister opening to its explosive denouement, Little Hands Clapping blends lavishly entertaining storytelling with Rhodes’s macabre imagination, entrancing originality and magical touch.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
15
Section 4
23
Section 5
31
Section 6
49
Section 7
69
Section 8
73
Section 24
215
Section 25
217
Section 26
225
Section 27
229
Section 28
237
Section 29
239
Section 30
247
Section 31
249

Section 9
77
Section 10
81
Section 11
85
Section 12
91
Section 13
111
Section 14
115
Section 15
121
Section 16
127
Section 17
143
Section 18
153
Section 19
163
Section 20
171
Section 21
181
Section 22
201
Section 23
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
297
Section 42
299
Section 43
307
Section 44
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About the author (2010)

Dan Rhodes was born in 1972. He is the author of Anthropology, Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love, Timoleon Vieta Come Home, Gold 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. He lives in Edinburgh.

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