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    • ISBN:9780340963432
    • Publication date:07 Jun 2012

Gold

By Chris Cleave
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Heartwrenching and timely, GOLD is a novel about love, family frailty and strength.
Biographical Notes

Chris Cleave's debut novel INCENDIARY won the Somerset Maugham Award, among others. His second, the Costa-shortlisted THE OTHER HAND, was a global bestseller and sat in the New York Times Top Ten for over a year (under the US title, Little Bee). Both books were shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prizes. He lives in Kingston-upon-Thames with his wife and three children, and welcomes readers at www.chriscleave.com and twitter.com/chriscleave

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  • ISBN: 9781444756982
  • Publication date: 07 Jun 2012
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  • Imprint: Sceptre
A thrilling and quite literally heart-pounding story... You'll never look at an Olympic champion in quite the same way again. — Richard Madeley, Richard And Judy Book Club Spring 2013
Cleave is an acutely intelligent wordsmith. Some of the sentences cut so deep you want to scream out in pain and recognition . . . This is an inspirational and moving novel in so many ways, and everyone should read it. — The Times
'Extremely moving . . . It really has that same thing as The Other Hand and Incendiary, where you feel a bit lonely and annoyed until someone else you know has read it and you can discuss it with them . . . I really loved it and I do think it's one of those books that you want to talk to people about . . . no one will be able to read it then put it down with a gentle sigh. They will be pressing it on people.' — Alex Heminsley, BBC 6 Music
The race scenes have true visceral intensity, leaving the reader feeling as breathless as a cyclist. From start to finish, this is a truly Olympic-level literary achievement. — Publishers Weekly
Cleave's brilliantly plotted, nail-biting, and emotional tale dramatizes the anguish and triumphs of ambition and sacrifice, fame and heartbreak to celebrate the true gold of love. — Booklist
If you are looking for a book to read to avoid the brouhaha of the Olympics this year but still want to get a taste of what all the fuss is about, this would be a superb choice . . . Cleave's style is highly readable, with plenty of humour and some wry similes and metaphors . . . It would take a cold heart not to be moved at some point in this book. — thebookbag.co.uk
A powerful piece of art... shocking, exciting and deeply affecting...[a] superb novel... THE OTHER HAND delivers a timely challenge to reinvigorate our notions of civilized decency. — Independent on THE OTHER HAND
Exquisitely balanced between terrible sadness and brilliant humour. — Observer on THE OTHER HAND
Searingly eloquent. — Daily Mail on THE OTHER HAND
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