The Sudden Appearance of Hope (Paperback)
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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 26/01/2017
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I write this to be remembered. Will you judge me, in reading this? Who are you? Liar, cheat, lover, thief, husband, wife, mother, daughter, friend, enemy, policeman, doctor, teacher, child, killer, priest? I find myself almost more excited by you than I am by myself, whoever you might be.
        Whoever you are: these are my words.
        This is my truth.
        Listen, and remember me.

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.

Claire North is the pen name of author Catherine Webb who also writes as Kate Griffin. She is best-known for her time-shifting novel of a life lived and re-lived, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August which was selected for The Waterstones Book Club.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356504551
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 355 g
Dimensions: 196 x 132 x 35 mm


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

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“Who defines us?”

This is an exciting novel that explores the origins of identity. At one extreme is the protagonist, Hope Arden, a young woman who must fight to create her own sense of self, because no one can remember her. Turn away... More

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