Chris Cleave’s debut novel Incendiary - winner of the Book-of-the-Month Club’s First Fiction Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize - is sure to captivate the same people who made Little Bee one of the most talked-about novels of the last decade.
Written as an open letter to Osama bin Laden from a distraught woman whose husband and son were killed in a massive suicide bombing, Incendiary was published in the UK on July 7, 2005 - eerily, the day of the London underground bombings. It went on to win the 2006 Somerset Maugham Award; was shortlisted for the 2006 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize; won the United States’ Book-of-the-Month Club’s First Fiction Award; and won the Prix Special du Jury at the French Prix des Lecteurs 2007.
©2010 Chris Cleave (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio
"Cleave has achieved something rare.... [The narrator] will break your heart and remind you how, in the face of the uncontrollable and the inexplicable, humor can allow one to survive." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"An audacious, provocative voice.... [Cleave] has a clear and disturbing vision of the psychological effects of an attack on a city population." (The New York Times Book Review)
“Fiction can be a highly effective way of depicting terror…because fine writing - and Incendiary is a very fine example - is such an eloquent human instrument.” (The Economist)
Hearing this story told with the perfect British accent makes a great story, that much better.
Waking up holding hands with Petra
Amazing story. I want more.
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