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The sudden appearance of Hope / Claire North.

By: North, Claire [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Orbit, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, 2016Description: 468 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780356504551 (paperback); 9780356504537 (paperback); 9780356504520 (hardback).Subject(s): Social isolation -- Fiction | Memory -- Fiction | Thieves -- Fiction | Application software -- FictionGenre/Form: Science fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: My name is Hope Ardern, and you won't know who I am. We've met before - a thousand times. I am the girl the world forgets. It started when I was sixteen years old. A slow declining, an isolation, one piece at a time. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A teacher who forgets to chase my missing homework. A friend who looks straight through me and sees a stranger. No matter what I do, the words I say, the people I hurt, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am. That makes my life tricky. It also makes me dangerous. This is the tale of a girl no one remembers.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

***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

Also by Claire North:
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Touch
The End of the Day
84K
The Gameshouse
The Pursuit of William Abbey

My name is Hope Ardern, and you won't know who I am. We've met before - a thousand times. I am the girl the world forgets. It started when I was sixteen years old. A slow declining, an isolation, one piece at a time. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A teacher who forgets to chase my missing homework. A friend who looks straight through me and sees a stranger. No matter what I do, the words I say, the people I hurt, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am. That makes my life tricky. It also makes me dangerous. This is the tale of a girl no one remembers.

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Booklist Review

*Starred Review* North follows up her brilliant The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (2014) and Touch (2015) with the equally spellbinding story of a young woman with a devastating affliction. When she was 16, Hope Arden began to notice that people were forgetting her; her friends suddenly behaved as though they didn't know who she was, and her parents seemed surprised when she came home, as though they weren't aware they had a daughter. Soon the truth became apparent: the world was forgetting Hope. Hope turns to a life of crime thievery, after all, is a natural career path for someone who is almost immediately forgotten by everyone she comes into contact with until the death of another woman shows Hope that there may be a way to cure herself and become ordinary again. Like Harry August and Touch, this is a very risky novel, with a premise that could easily be dismissed by readers as ludicrous, if it weren't for the author's ability to make us believe. 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.--Pitt, David Copyright 2016 Booklist