The Other

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Pub Date 28 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 28 Nov 2023

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Description

  • With references to Greek mythology, this is a tale of the ties and conflicts between identical twins
  • By the author of Because of You I Am and The Glass Girl for readers who enjoy the novels of Emma Donoghue, Claire Fuller and Evie Wyld

An atmospheric tale of identical twins, and the ties that bind and break.

Identical twins Clemmy and Helen, named after the beautiful heroines of Greek mythology, live in a dilapidated cottage in the woods, having little contact with the outside world. Abandoned at birth by their father, a painter, the girls are raised by their mother, who they ignore, existing only for each other.

Aged 14, they break into their father’s locked studio, discovering a self- portrait their father left for them, alongside a note – addressing them as ‘his beauties.’ This discovery opens the first cracks in their relationship. Helen becomes obsessed with him, determined to become painter herself. Clemmy fights against this, dreaming of an escape from the forest which has always frightened her, and becoming an actor. Aged 16, their mother abandons them. Clemmy celebrates their freedom, and the fault lines between the twins widen. Within a year Clemmy leaves for London and Helen finds herself alone at the cottage and pregnant by Beautiful Boy.  

The Other is story of love in all its facets: from the unique love of twins who yearn both for togetherness and individualism to sharing the love of a child.

  • With references to Greek mythology, this is a tale of the ties and conflicts between identical twins
  • By the author of Because of You I Am and The Glass Girl for readers who enjoy the novels of Emma...

A Note From the Publisher

Sandy Hogarth, originally from Australia, now lives in North Yorkshire. In her writing, she loves exploring characters under stress, relationships, the unexpected, and ultimately love. And lonely places. Her second novel Because of You I Am (Matador) was long listed for the 2019 Cinnamon Literature Prize.

Sandy Hogarth, originally from Australia, now lives in North Yorkshire. In her writing, she loves exploring characters under stress, relationships, the unexpected, and ultimately love. And lonely...


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PAGES 280

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I really enjoyed this book, it was well written with a compelling story and well developed characters. It was full of atmosphere and unpredictability

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This is a story lit with the colour and force of grand narrative. It's a story that grips with compelling emotional depth. Every word counts, every detail shaped with enormous care. The writing is tender, potent, acerbic; the plot is surprising, shocking, tragic; but also elegant and enchanting.
The forest as a backdrop is mysteriously alive. Helen and Clemmy are drawn with singular grace and beauty, but can also be bitter and destructive. They are characters clearly determined to never be forgotten.
The luminous quality of the forest is at odds with London's brash kaleidoscopic multitude of streets full of anonymous people.
Sandy Hogarth's novel is brilliantly unconventional and utterly dazzling.

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Wow what a book thank you ever so much for the opportunity to review. I could not put it down. Would definitely recommend to others

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This is beautiful and creepy. I have to be honest here. The writing was perfection but it made me feel way too much. Likely because I have my own weird twins. I was completely absorbed, which is wonderful due to my covid brain, but then I get too emotional.
Art is supposed to make you feel something but this was too much for me. Again because I have twins and not because it isn't the best book.

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Wow! This felt like so much more than a thriller. It's one of those books that captivates you and the writing style is descriptive in a way that really draws you in and evokes a response. A very original and unique book. Creepy, unexpected and unconventional

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Helen and Clemmy are an interesting pair and this book really makes you think about the nature of the twin relationship. The author has a lovely writing style, making even the dark subject matter quite beautiful.

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A coming of age story about twin girls, who start out attached to each other a bit too much, but by stories end have found their way beautifully as individuals.
Lovely story, solid 4 stars from me.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this ARC

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I really enjoyed how good this story was, it uses Greek mythology and the use of identical twins perfectly. The plot worked overall and was written in a way that works overall. The characters felt like they were supposed to and I enjoyed the connection that each characters had. Sandy Hogarth writes a great story and enjoyed how it was written.

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