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Incendiary

(2005)
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A massive terrorist attack on Arsenal's new stadium - a woman grieving for her husband and son - a first novel to set the literary world alight... Angry, funny, controversial and unpredictable, Incendiary will be one of the most talked-about books of 2005. Not since Alex Garland's The Beach has a debut novel used such compulsive storytelling to convey a distopian vision of moral degradation. Not since Roddy Doyle's The Woman Who Walked Into Doors has a male writer created such a powerful female voice. From her first sentence, Cleave's narrator seduces the reader with her biting, deadpan wit, her no-nonsense attitude and her love for her son. Over the next 250 pages we must watch her suffer. Eleven suicide bombers turn the stadium into an inferno during an Arsenal-Chelsea match. Her husband and four-year-old son are blown to smithereens. She is left with an empty ex-Council flat in Bethnal Green and nothing to live for. And so she writes Osama Bin Laden a letter to tell him just what she thinks, a letter that takes the reader into a frightening maze of class-bound relationships - and right to the dark heart of a London under siege. A unique, twisted powerhouse of a novel, Incendiary has had readers staying up all night to finish it, then up half the next night arguing about it. Not since Martin Amis has a writer pinned a generation down on a mat like this and refused to allow it up till it admits it's rotten.

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Hardback Editions

2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: INCENDIARY [CLIPPER LARGE PRINT]
Author(s): CHRIS CLEAVE
ISBN: 1-84505-826-7 / 978-1-84505-826-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F HOWES - CLIPPER LARGE PRINT BKS
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August 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
ISBN: 0-307-26282-0 / 978-0-307-26282-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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August 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
ISBN: 0-385-66170-3 / 978-0-385-66170-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Cleave Chris
ISBN: 0-7011-7984-8 / 978-0-7011-7984-7 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
ISBN: 0-385-67129-6 / 978-0-385-67129-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Incendiary: A Novel (Book Club Readers Edition)
Author(s): Chris Cleave
ISBN: 1-4516-1849-2 / 978-1-4516-1849-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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December 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Incendiary: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Cleave
ISBN: 1-4391-5717-0 / 978-1-4391-5717-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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August 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
ISBN: 0-340-99848-2 / 978-0-340-99848-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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August 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
ISBN: 0-340-99854-7 / 978-0-340-99854-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
ISBN: 0-09-952392-2 / 978-0-09-952392-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
ISBN: 0-385-66171-1 / 978-0-385-66171-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
ISBN: 1-4000-9668-5 / 978-1-4000-9668-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
ISBN: 0-09-949054-4 / 978-0-09-949054-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
ISBN: 0-7011-7905-8 / 978-0-7011-7905-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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January 1900 : UK Paperback
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
ISBN: 1-4447-2870-9 / 978-1-4447-2870-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Unknown
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Incendiary: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Cleave
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Incendiary: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Cleave
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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May 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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December 2005 : USA Audio CD

Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
ISBN: 1-4193-5657-7 / 978-1-4193-5657-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
ISBN: 1-4193-5626-7 / 978-1-4193-5626-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
ISBN: 1-4193-5655-0 / 978-1-4193-5655-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Incendiary: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Cleave
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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May 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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August 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Incendiary
Author(s): Chris Cleave
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK