The Sudden Appearance of Hope

The Sudden Appearance of Hope : WINNER OF THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD

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***WINNER OF THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD***

***CLAIRE NORTH SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD***

My name is Hope Arden. I am the girl the world forgets.

It started when I was sixteen years old.

A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger.

No matter what I do, the words I say, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am.

That makes my life tricky. It also makes me dangerous . . .

The Sudden Appearance of Hope is the tale of a girl no one remembers, yet her story will stay with you for ever.

Praise for Claire North:

'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times

'Little short of a masterpiece' Independent

'Poignant and intensely gripping' Guardian

'Well-paced, brilliant and balanced' New York Times

'Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling . . . one of the fiction highlights of the decade' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club

Also by Claire North:
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Touch
The End of the Day
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The Gameshouse
The Pursuit of William Abbey
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 132 x 196 x 35mm | 355g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780356504551
  • 18,644

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Well-paced, brilliant and balanced New York Times
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Well-paced, brilliant and balanced * New York Times * Startlingly original * Independent * Claire North's writing is terrific, smart and entertaining * Patrick Ness * Claire North is a true original, a master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination -- Alex Marwood, author of THE WICKED GIRLS Wonderful * NPR * Fantastic * Kirkus * Smart, compelling . . . Hope [is] the perfect foil for a world where your identity gets rendered in increasingly indelible digital ink * Tech Insider * Claire North is a true original, a master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination * Alex Marwood, author of THE WICKED GIRLS * Beautifully written, with a protagonist who is both tragic and heroic, the novel is remarkably powerful and deeply memorable, the latest in a string of terrific books from this newly emerged star in the genre-blending universe * BOOKLIST * This is a book which is incredibly compelling, and incredibly heartbreaking at times. I could not put it down * The Forest of Books *
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About Claire North

Claire North is a pseudonym for Catherine Webb, who wrote several novels in various genres before publishing her first major work as Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. It was a critically acclaimed success, receiving rave reviews and becoming a word-of-mouth bestseller. She has since published several hugely popular and critically acclaimed novels, won the World Fantasy Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and been shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. She lives in London.
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10,548 ratings
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4 37% (3,899)
3 29% (3,065)
2 9% (1,000)
1 3% (319)
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