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Gold

Gold

The extraordinary third novel from Chris Cleave, author of the internationally bestselling, Costa-shortlisted THE OTHER HAND.

Usually, this is where we’d tell you what this book is about.

But with Chris Cleave, it’s a bit different.

Because if you’ve read THE OTHER HAND or INCENDIARY, you’ll know that what his books are about is only part of the story – what really matters is how they make you feel.

GOLD is about the limits of human endurance, both physical and emotional.

It will make you cry.

GOLD is about what drives us to succeed – and what we choose to sacrifice for success.

It will make you feel glad to be alive.

GOLD is about the struggles we all face every day; the conflict between winning on others’ terms, and triumphing on your own.

It will make you count your blessings.

GOLD is a story told as only Chris Cleave could tell it. And once you begin, it will be a heart-pounding race to the finish.

(P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 7th June 2012

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9781444756982

Reviews

A thrilling and quite literally heart-pounding story... You'll never look at an Olympic champion in quite the same way again.
Richard Madeley, <i>Richard And Judy Book Club Spring 2013</i>
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.
<i>Publishers Weekly</i>
Searingly eloquent.
<i>Daily Mail</i> on THE OTHER HAND
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.
<i>The Times</i>
'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
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.
<i>Independent</i> on THE OTHER HAND
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
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.
<i>Booklist</i>
Exquisitely balanced between terrible sadness and brilliant humour.
<i>Observer</i> on THE OTHER HAND