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7th June 2012

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Richard Madeley, <i>Richard And Judy Book Club Spring 2013</i>
A thrilling and quite literally heart-pounding story... You'll never look at an Olympic champion in quite the same way again.
<i>The Times</i>
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.
Alex Heminsley, BBC 6 Music
'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.'
<i>Publishers Weekly</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.
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.
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.
<i>Independent</i> on THE OTHER HAND
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>Observer</i> on THE OTHER HAND
Exquisitely balanced between terrible sadness and brilliant humour.
<i>Daily Mail</i> on THE OTHER HAND
Searingly eloquent.