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The Sudden Appearance of Hope

World Fantasy Award, 2017

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780356504544

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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

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