Monday, 14 September 2009

The Other Hand

The Other HandThe Other Hand by Chris Cleave is the latest word of mouth phenomenon, having achieved huge sales without a film adaptation, a Richard & Judy backing or a prize winning. The Other Hand is about two women who meet on a beach in Nigeria and the impact that the terrible event of that day has on the rest of their lives. The book – a book club favourite - has achieved sales of over 5,000 copies each week in recent weeks and has sold almost a quarter of a million titles since its publication last year. Cleave’s first book, entitled Incendiary – about the human impact of a terrorist attack on London - was removed from sale in many shops the day after the London bombings in July 2005. Incendiary was re-released recently and sold more than 6,000 copies in its first full week on sale.

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