Title: THE GIRL IN THE RED COAT - Rare Pristine ...
Publisher: London, England: Faber & Faber, 2015
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 378 pages. Published in 2015. The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most sensational literary debuts of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Kate Hamer's "The Girl In The Red Coat". Her first novel. "Compulsively readable, Kate Hamer catches at the threads of what parents fear most - the abduction of a child - and weaves a disturbing and original story. There is menace in this book, lurking in the shadows on every page, but also innocence, love, and hope. Beautifully written and unpredictable, I had to stop myself racing to the end to find out what happened" (Rosamund Lupton). "Early on we encounter a maze. But the whole book is a kind of maze, and one full of striking imagery and chilling atmosphere. Kate Hamer conjures mystery with such grace, cool beauty, and urgent suspense it never feels like a debut" (Matt Haig). The novel has also been endorsed by Kazuo Ishiguro, who, by his own admission, rarely does so (in this case, his wife loved the book). An absolute "must-have" title for Kate Hamer collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (five days after publication) in black pen on the title page by the author: "Kate Hamer 03 March 2015". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It also comes with a pristine copy of the Promotional Chapter Sampler that was issued by the publisher ahead of publication. This title is now collectible, an instant hit. This is one of few such signed and dated copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant new voices in British literature. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO PAULA HAWKINS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0571313248. Bookseller Inventory # 19533
Synopsis: · An Amazon Best Book of the Year for 2016
· Costa Book Award for First Novel finalist
· Dagger Award finalist
"Kate Hamer?s gripping debut novel immediately recalls the explosion of similarly titled books and movies, from Stieg Larsson?s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, to The Girl on the Train to Gone Girl ... "?Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
?Keeps the reader turning pages at a frantic clip... What?s most powerful here is not whodunnit, or even why, but how this mother and daughter bear their separation, and the stories they tell themselves to help endure it.? ?Celeste Ng (Everything I Never Told You)
?Compulsively readable...Beautifully written and unpredictable, I had to stop myself racing to the end to find out what happened.? ?Rosamund Lupton (Sister)
?Both gripping and sensitive ? beautifully written, it is a compulsive, aching story full of loss and redemption.? ?Lisa Ballantyne (The Guilty One)
"Hamer?s dark tale of the lost and found is nearly impossible to put down.? ?Booklist
Newly single mom Beth has one constant, gnawing worry: that her dreamy eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, who has a tendency to wander off, will one day go missing.
And then one day, it happens: On a Saturday morning thick with fog, Beth takes Carmel to a local outdoor festival, they get separated in the crowd, and Carmel is gone.
Shattered, Beth sets herself on the grim and lonely mission to find her daughter, keeping on relentlessly even as the authorities tell her that Carmel may be gone for good.
Carmel, meanwhile, is on a strange and harrowing journey of her own?to a totally unexpected place that requires her to live by her wits, while trying desperately to keep in her head, at all times, a vision of her mother ...
Alternating between Beth?s story and Carmel?s, and written in gripping prose that won?t let go, The Girl in the Red Coat?like Emma Donoghue?s Room and M. L. Stedman?s The Light Between Oceans?is an utterly immersive story that?s impossible to put down . . . and impossible to forget.
Review: An Amazon Best Book of February 2016: It?s every parent?s nightmare: Beth, a single mother, takes her 8-year-old daughter, Carmel, to a local festival for some fun and frivolity and she vanishes. What follows is an unusual and terrifying journey for them both. Kate Hamer?s sophisticated debut, The Girl in the Red Coat, is no ordinary whodunit, nor does it resort to over-the-top prurience to get under your skin. In many ways, this makes it even more chilling, as Hamer masterfully manipulates the reader into anticipating the worst with each (frantically) turned page. But ultimately it?s two parallel tales of survival: How does Beth press on in the face of paralyzing shame and worry? How does Carmel keep her wits about her in a frightening and complex situation beyond her comprehension? What gives this novel unexpected power and heart are the ways in which they find to hold onto themselves. --Erin Kodicek
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