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The Sudden Appearance of Hope : WINNER OF THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD 2017

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***WINNER OF THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD 2017***

***CLAIRE NORTH WAS 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
84K
The Gameshouse
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 132 x 196 x 35mm | 355g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356504557
  • 9780356504551
  • 10,521

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Well-paced, brilliant and balanced New York Times
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This is a book which is incredibly compelling, and incredibly heartbreaking at times. I could not put it down * The Forest of Books * 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 * Claire North is a true original, a master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination * Alex Marwood, author of THE WICKED GIRLS * Smart, compelling . . . Hope [is] the perfect foil for a world where your identity gets rendered in increasingly indelible digital ink * Tech Insider * Fantastic * Kirkus * Wonderful * NPR * Claire North is a true original, a master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination -- Alex Marwood, author of THE WICKED GIRLS Claire North's writing is terrific, smart and entertaining * Patrick Ness * Startlingly original * Independent * Well-paced, brilliant and balanced * New York Times *
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About Claire North

Claire North is a pseudonym for Catherine Webb, a Carnegie Medal-nominated author whose debut novel was written when she was just fourteen years old. She has fast established herself as one of the most powerful and imaginative voices in modern fiction. Her first book published under the Claire North pen name was The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, which became a word-of-mouth bestseller and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. The follow-up, Touch, was described by the Independent as 'little short of a masterpiece'. Her next novel The Sudden Appearance of Hope won the 2017 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, and The End of the Day was shortlisted for the 2017 Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award. Her latest novel 84K received widespread critical acclaim and was described by bestselling author Emily St. John Mandel as 'an eerily plausible dystopian masterpiece'. She lives in London.
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6,748 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (2,556)
3 29% (1,935)
2 10% (653)
1 3% (195)
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