The Other Hand

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Hodder & Stoughton, Jan 22, 2009 - Fiction - 300 pages
30 Reviews

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.

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User Review  - jo98502 -

This is a pretty interesting story. There are some abrupt shifts in the characters attitudesstory lines that dont make a whole lot of sense. Seems like the shifts could have been written a little less oddly. But still a good read. Read full review


User Review  - welds -

This is a story I will never forget beautifully written if ulitmately tragic in theme. Ive given copies to several people. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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 and can be found on

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