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The Sudden Appearance of Hope

The Sudden Appearance of Hope

***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

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 26th January 2017

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780356504551

Reviews

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