Incendiary

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Hodder & Stoughton, Aug 13, 2009 - Fiction - 300 pages
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You aren't stupid. You know there's no such thing as a perfect mother. Plenty of other books will tell you there is, but this one won't lie to you. I was weak and I cheated and I was punished, but my god I loved my child through all of it. Love means you never break, and it means you're stronger than the things they do to you. I know this is true because I have been through fire, and I am the proof that love survives. I am not a perfect mother but I will tell you the perfect truth, because this is you and me talking. This is my story.

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Great writing, compelling story. - Goodreads
Difficult to read but absolutely excellent. - Goodreads
Awesome. Some will find the premise disturbing. - Goodreads
Heart breaking but a total page turner. - Goodreads
he's not too keen on happy endings thats for sure - Goodreads
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User Review  - Whitney - Goodreads

I feel about this book very much the same as with Little Bee. Cleave is a very talented author. It's one of those rare experiences when you reread sentences just to admire his use of simple imagery to ... Read full review

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This was not like the movie. It did keep me interested. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Chris Cleave's debut novel INCENDIARY was a prize-winner and international bestseller and his second novel, THE OTHER HAND has found phenomenal success both in the UK and abroad, hitting number one on the New York Times bestseller list. He is married with three children, and lives in Kingston-upon-Thames. He keeps a website at www.chriscleave.com and can be found on twitter.com/chriscleave.

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