Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2008.
Costa Book Awards 2008 Judges' comment: "A richly original novel full of shocks and wonders."
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.
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||7th August 2008|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
Chris Cleave was born in 1973 and graduated from Balliol College, Oxford with a First in Experimental Psychology. After trying out various career paths, including sailing in the Mediterranean and bar work in Melbourne, he worked at the Daily Telegraph for three years, and then for Martha Lane Fox at lastminute.com. He left there in 2003 to concentrate on writing full time. He lives in Paris with his wife and son. Photo credit: James EmmettMore About Chris Cleave