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A book for anybody who’s ever had a beard, thought about a beard, seen a beard, not had a beard...
Chloe Hooper was born in 1973. Her highly praised first novel, A Child's Book of True Crime (2002), was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Her Observer article about the Doomadgee case, 'Island of Lost Souls', was shortlisted for the Amnesty International Media Awards. The Tall Man was published by Jonathan Cape in 2009.
'Funny, edgy and sparky as sherbet, Hooper's novel lingers in the mind with all the sweetness and menace of childhood itself' Independent
'A powerful non-fiction novel in the tradition of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood' Sunday Telegraph
A gripping, provocative new novel from Women's Prize Shortlisted author Chloe Hooper. For fans of Maggie O'farrell and How To Be A Good Wife by Emma Chapman.