The Other Hand (UK)

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“Most days I wish I was a British pound coin instead of an African girl.”

                                                             

“A powerful piece of art… shocking, exciting and deeply affecting.” - Independent

“Searingly eloquent.” - Daily Mail

“Ambitious and fearless.” - Guardian

 

 

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[stextbox float="true" align="right" width="200" id="warning" caption="Titles"]THE OTHER HAND is published in the USA and Canada as LITTLE BEE[/stextbox]

“Most days I wish I was a British pound coin instead of an African girl.” READ THE FIRST CHAPTER OF ‘THE OTHER HAND’

“Little Bee will blow you away” – WASHINGTON POST SEE ALL THE REVIEWS

“There’s one true story in particular that made me determined to write the novel.” READ A Q&A ABOUT WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK

“We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret” GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THIS READING GROUP GUIDE AND AUTHOR INTERVIEW

“Where can I learn more about Nigeria, London, and the real world of refugees and asylum seekers?” HOW TO LEARN MORE OR GET INVOLVED

307 Comments

  1. dear chris
    when are we going to get a new book ?. your two books are probably some of the best i have ever read, i loved incendiary it was so unique, and the other hand was so touching but shocking, i keep looking on various web sites but no news. i have recommended your books to so many people. In a good way, i buy a lot of my books from charity shops, but often smile when i see yours there because they have been read then sent on for others to enjoy. I cant wait to see what unique subject you will pick for your next novel, i dont know of any other person that writes like you do. We have a book swap at work and it was here that i picked up incendiary, i couldnt put it down and even my other half read it. Many thanks mandy

  2. Dear Cleave

    Reading your novel was such an inspiration,and believe me,I never felt this way before reading a book.Thank you for your sensibility about this drama so brightly exposed.
    Congratulations for all the characters but I can’t forget the amazing and funny little Charlie.

    Cumpliments from Portugal

  3. Mandy-
    Haven’t you read Little Bee? An amazing, touching, beautifully written book. A must read. Anxiously awaiting another Cleave masterpiece…

  4. Hi Chris

    I’m rather embarrassed to admit I wasn’t familiar with your writing until I picked up a copy of ‘The Other Hand’ on display in Waterstones a few weeks ago. What a brilliant story, I couldn’t put it down. Not surprisingly I returned to Waterstones today to buy Incendiary. Perhaps next time you’re in school you’ll sign my copy. LOL

    Best wishes
    Elaine Rodgers

  5. I read the whole of “The Other Hand” yesterday. You have mastered the art of the storyteller from the donkey work of research to the difficulty of finding a conclusion. Credible and moving. I will be recommending your book to everyone.

  6. Hi Ruth – thank you very much. I really appreciate that!

  7. Dear Cleave!

    I am reading your amazing book (The other hand), not finished it yet, but I gotta tell you I don’t remember the last time I was enjoying reading a book with this excitement and pleasure. I have huge respect for you for this masterpiece, and I already recommended your book to my friends and planning to buy one for my girlfriend! It’s a beautiful (sad thou) story, but it sure has a lot of messages for us humans to learn how to act like humans should. I appreciate you for that! Much love and respect!

  8. Thanks Hrach – I appreciate your taking the time to send such a kind message.

  9. Chris

    I’ve just finished reading “the other hand”. I was touched by your flow of words and the simplicity with which you tell the story from 2 peoples persepctives. I was hooked from the first few pages. It is a very powerful and moving story…..which makes me appreciate all that i have in my simple but content life. i havent enjoyed a book like yours in years………but it has made me far more discering in what i’ll accept as a baseline as there’s too much junk out there

  10. Hi Chris, I just wanted to ask you what did you mean by the word “wahala” in the sentence “There was plenty wahala, that girl done use her bottom power to engage my number one son and anyone could see she would end in the bad bush. “?
    I was very much impressed by reading THE OTHER HAND, it’s simply amazing! ;)

  11. Dear Chris,

    I’ve enjoyed so many books throughout my life and, I’m ashamed to say, it had never occurred to me to write to the author and tell them exactly what impact their story has had upon me. I’ve just finished reading The Other Hand and to say that it is one of ‘the best books I’ve ever read’ just doesn’t feel good enough! The struggles and difficulties I’ve had in my life are nothing in comparison to the characters in The Other Hand. Yet, the strength and determination you created in Little Bee and Sarah has certainly inspired me. I’m an English teacher and only wish I taught 6th Form and not Primary so that I could recommend this book to them as I have done to so many friends!

    Thank you for a wonderful read. I’m currently half way through Incendiary and I can’t even begin to use words to describe how much I am enthralled, saddened, gripped and determined for each character.

    I hope you read this and thank you once again for bringing two wonderful stories to my half term! x

  12. I found the writing fantastic, easy, free flowing. But I am left highly frustrated by the portrayal of those from developing countries, which suggests under-education. Under-eduction in whose society you might ask? In some sections Little Bee appears to wise of western life, yet in others she is the little mud hut girl that doesn’t know a thing. It is disappointing that the editors of the book did not pick up such poor inconsistencies. I thought the first chapter was excellent. After that I was lost and frustrated with the lack of reality — I know that the author meant well with this book, and after all it is a work of fiction, I just feel he could have done so much more if he’d done a bit more research on the things he was writing about. In many respects this book gives misinformation on some of the key issues the author is trying to address. To the western reviewers, who are unlikely to know much about the issues the author addresses, this is a great book. To anyone who knows the issues first hand, the book is a step backward. It could have been so much more, but as I said, this book is just fiction, so not sure what I was expecting really, perhaps the truth? Very disappointed.

  13. Dear Cameron, Thank you for reading the book and for taking the time to leave a comment. In fact the novel is extensively researched and I hope I would be able to defend it against any specific criticism you cared to make. However, you’re not making specific criticisms here. If you can provide examples of passages that offend, I will be happy to look at them and respond to you in the light of your comments. Kind regards, Chris.

  14. Dear Chris,

    I am very surprised to discover that you are a man.
    After finishing the Other Hand, and wiping away my tears, I jumped on your website to find out more about you and bam! There you were – quite obviously not the woman I had assumed you were, from your fantastic narration by not one, but two, very remarkable and believable female characters.

    That is the second thing I wanted to say to you. The first, before your photo caught me by surprise, is THANK YOU.
    Your book – the characters, the horror and the tenderness, and the beautiful, captivating narration – caught me off-guard, like your photo, and from the very first paragraph I lost myself wholeheartedly into its pages, I drank it in with big thirsty gulps. It not so much reminded me of what I love about fiction – plenty of other books have done that – but it reminded me of what I love about real life and real people. It is stirring, realistic and rare. Thank you so much.

    Kimika
    Tasmania, Australia

    PS. I have read and love your short story Fresh Water too. Wonderful! Where can I get a copy of Sea Stories?

  15. “It was disorienting, like having the entire contents of one’s address book dressed in black and exported into pews in nonalphabetical order” (24). I think that is one of the best sentences I have ever read — and I read a LOT! What a story! very moving, funny, believable, bittersweet, filled with astute observations…

  16. Mr. Cleave,
    I’ve read your wonderful book fluently, without giving it up in five days. It was possible to read it in a shorter time period because of its easy reading, but I wanted to give me an extra time to live the book by myself also.
    In Turkey, a new book has been published recently by a well-known famous writer-singer-film director-newspaper corner writer (all in one ). While reading it, I felt that I was reading a Chris Reave book. Its design and planning is highly similar with ”The Other Hand”.
    Please take a notice for this situation.

    Name of the book in Turkey is ”SERENAD”, and the writer(?) is ”ZÜLFÜ LİVANELİ”. The publisher is ”DOĞAN KİTAP”

  17. Dear Chris,
    A beautiful, beautiful book. The only book that has ever brought me to tears. Thank-you for this and thank-you for drawing attention to these issues, I only hope one day I will be able to do something too.
    Lucy

  18. Dear Chris,
    I have read many books but have never felt the need to write to the author. I have three children aged 5, 3 and 4months but i still found the time to read this book faster than i have read any book before. i even learned how to hold the baby and feed her with just one hand so i cold hold the book in the other hand and carry on reading as i fed her. i borrowed the book after buying it for my sister and do not want to give it back because I want the story to stay in my house. I cried when it ended, for two reasons i think, one because of what i think happened next and two because the book was finished. i have recommended the book to everyone i am friends with on facebook. i feel everyone should read it. it reminded me of ‘Do they hear you when you cry’. surely your story should be made into a drama so more people can access it. i have looked into volunteering at a refugee charity and have chaned my will to leave money to such a charity. this book is truly inspiring

  19. Reading this book was one of the best just not reading experiences but life experiences. I hope you write more books soon. I’ve read lot lot lot of books in my life but this is definitely THE Best. Thank you for this beautiful gift to us. God bless you.

    (sorry for my bad english)
    An african girl from Finland

  20. Henrienne – wow: I’ve read a lot of comments in my life but this is definitely THE best. It means a great deal to me – thank you.

  21. Living in Africa but being British I was able to see so many wonderful elements being brought together in this truly stunning novel. I’m afraid in our little town in Tanzania there is no book shop so my constant chat about your novel is encouraging readers but not sales for the moment! I will write a review for my blog though. Anyway, just wanted you to know I was blown away. If I could get my novel to reflect just a little of the poetry you put into your prose I’ll be on my way to getting published (so far I’m mostly busy discovering how much tougher it is to please the mass market than I thought! – judging by the amazing comments on here you have easily mastered that!). Thank you for your art. I will certainly keep reading! Best wishes, Mel

  22. Hi Melissa – thanks for your very kind words, and all good wishes for your own writing. If it’s any help to know, I wrote several novels which weren’t quite there before I found my stride. It took me about ten years of slow improvement before my style started to come together, and I still find the writing process frightening and difficult. Also, I don’t think it’s worth worrying about how to please the market. I just tend to write stuff to please myself, and if other people like it then so much the better. There are fashions in literature as in everything else, and I think one just has to accept that one’s style will come in and out of fashion. I reckon that if we as writers are true to our own vision of things, then people (and hopefully a lot of people!) will from time to time be interested in what we have to say.

  23. Yello Daddy Chris Cleave
    I got a glimpse of your book THE OTHER HAND during a radio house’s impact converge.I only skimmed through the chapter one and a few others.I have searched all bookshops around my locality as a child searches for a missing toy,yet to find this gripping book of yours.I want to read it.I know that its worth the comments ABOVE.What else ?I am dumbfounded as I only starved my taste buds.I MUST FIND IT…NO MATTER HOW LONG..I MUST READ IT…..I am an aspiring writer….hoping to exceed my expectations…ride on!your best is yet to come.keep walking on the paths of heroes.TAKE CHARGE.
    THANKGOD EBOH
    NIGERIA

  24. Hi Thank-God – thank you for your excellent comment, which has made my day. I have spare copies of the book so I can send you one if you like. I could mail it to your local bookstore for you to collect if you can post the address. Hope you will enjoy it! All good wishes, Chris

  25. HI,
    I have just finished your book through a bucket of tears. I fell in love with the characters and didn’t want to leave them. Once again I am reminded of how lucky I am to live in this country (even though our government are behaving like a bunch of monkeys at the moment!), to have the freedom to choose the way in which we live.
    I will recommend your book to anyone who will listen and will be going back to the bookstore to buy your other book.
    Thank you for a wonderful story.
    Cheers
    Christine from Australia

  26. I beleive everything happens for a reason, and I found this book by accident, it was amongst a donation to my bookshop, I read it in two days. I sobbed, raged and laughed and marvelled at the beauty of it. It gives me hope that we can change the world with how we feel. Thank you Chris for a truly mind blowing book, there are people out there that care after all x

  27. Thank you Christine – cheers to you too!

  28. Thanks Annette – delighted there are still people out there who care about books.

  29. Why the different titles and cover photos?

    Little Bee vs The Other Hand

    thanks,
    michele

  30. Dear Chris

    I have just finished your absolutely fantastic book!
    I’m a young girl whose interest in and passion for literature has always been great, but unfortunately there is often far between the really good and unforgettable novels. However, I now have been so privileged to have had the opportunity to let myself empathize in your novel – one of the best, most relevant and touching novels I’ve read for a very long time. It has made me laugh and cry. A true masterpiece! Your book will always has a place in my bookshelf. Your writing style is simply superb, the story is extremely compassionate, touching and relevant to society, your characters gain their own lives and will keep on living in the reader’s thoughts for a very long time after the final crucial – but beautiful – page of the book is reversed …

    All the best

    Marie

    (from Denmark)

  31. Hello dad,I would be glad to recieve a copy of your book ‘THE OTHER HAND’ as you promised above_22 feb 2012.You can send it to my local church’s address:Emmanuel anglican church,umuchiaku Lowa,p.o.box 154,ihitte/uboma L.g.a,imo state,Nigeria.send it with my dad’s name: Lambert Eboh ’cause he’s known there.don’t mind my grammatical errors.my heart is hanging.i can’t wait.have a blissful day 2nd dad.

  32. hope you autograph it.thanks

  33. Dear Chris,

    I read The Other Hand several years ago and have reread it several times since. Every second spent with this book is a revelation and a road to self discovery and I cherish it deeply.

    The Other Hand touched my heart and my mind in a way that I only remember happening once before – when I read A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner.

    I am hopeful for the future of a world where people like you exist and share their gift with their readers in such a profoundly intimate, sincere and unforgettable way.

    I look forward to GOLD as I am sure it is as a powerful and full experience, as The Other Hand and Incendiary.

    Please do not ever stop writing and giving us those incredible stories!

    Thank you for being!

  34. Hi Martina – thank you – I really appreciate your comments. I hope you’ll enjoy GOLD.

  35. Hi Thankgod, thank you for the address – I will put the book in the post today. I hope you’ll enjoy it! All good wishes – Chris

  36. I just finish the book. I mean, a minute ago. I must say that I couldn’t make any connection with it, I read it to the end waiting for the moment in which I will understand the conflict and it all will make sense, but I didn’t find it. Maybe I am living a totally different life and I just don’t get it. I am a latin american 30yo guy living in Taiwan, and maybe I just jumped all the culture in between.
    But I also must say that beyond the fact that the story didn’t make any click on me, I read the book with a pencil by my side and I marked around 35 beautiful ideas that you expressed on it. I also liked the mixed chapters with both characters stories, but usually I tried to read Sarah’s faster because Little Bee was much more interesting.

  37. Thank you……I will surely enjoy it as the first page of chapter one gripped me…..I know your book will give me a kick…for me to begin my writing adventure on a million causes of tears in Nigeris.

  38. Dear Chris Cleave,

    I am a student in germany and we read “The other hand” in the English lesson and I thibk it’s brilliant, because it is written in basic English, so we all understood it. We discussed about what you might wanted to say with your book and many said that you were critisizing the European governments. Many people don’t know about what is happening to immigrants and the people who know about it, are either scared of critisizing or they just don’t care about that.
    I think it’s a good book. I am writing some books in English, too, but nobody wants to read them here, because only a few are very god in English to understand it. When I read your book, I noticed that I have many mistakes in my book. I hope I will be a successful author like you one day. If I can find your other books in germany I will read them, too.

    nice greetings

  39. Hi Chris,

    As I told you in my previous tweets that I have some views on your novel “The Other Hand”.
    First of all, I am very interested in the way and the style you present such a new theme which, as far as I know, has never been discussed by any other modern writer.In other words, the story appears to be a way of saying how do other think about UK and what it looks like when it comes to reality, in particular young people who always dream of immigrating and settling there.This is clear at the beginning when the four girls, including Little Bee, were released from the detention centre.Each one of them was thinking of UK as she always dreamt or told about it.
    Another thing is that I do not like the way the male characters behave especially Andrew.Charlie the little boy seems to be confused about real life wearing t “Batman costumes” which indicates that this child does not want to live that life of adults which is full of “baddies” and has no “goodies” to make it deserves living it in reality.
    Females on the other hand are restless dealing with men as differently.Take in comparison Sarah and Little Bee.Sarah thinks that everything she has done so far in her life is not her choice including her marriage from Andrew and her job as well as being a mother.She likes the idea that having the affair with Lawrence as the only good choice in her life, however at sometime she appears to be uncertain about her relationship with him as he is selfish as any other male.
    Little Bee does not want to be in contact with males and smile at them as they do in her village.She had bad experience of them.This can be the reason to make her escape from the idea of being in touch with them.When she saw Andrew hanging himself, she said to herself “let him die” as he did not want to cut his finger to save me or my sister.
    In general, I think this story is a modern style to deal with some issues in way that enables anyone to understand its theme in the way he/she likes it.
    Thank you for this wonderful story looking forward to reading many other ones of such high quality as one.
    Finally, here is a little bit about myself.I am Sudanese.I obtained the BA in English language & literature in 1995.I have been a teacher, Arabic/English interpreter and translator for a long time.I am here in UK to do an MA in teaching or linguistics.
    Best Regards

  40. Hi Chris,

    As I told you in my previous tweets that I have some views on your novel “The Other Hand”.
    First of all, I am very interested in the way and the style you present such a new theme which, as far as I know, has never been discussed by any other modern writer.In other words, the story appears to be a way of saying how do other think about UK and what it looks like when it comes to reality, in particular young people who always dream of immigrating and settling there.This is clear at the beginning when the four girls, including Little Bee, were released from the detention centre.Each one of them was thinking of UK as she always dreamt of or told about.
    Another thing is that I do not like the way the male characters behave especially Andrew.Charlie the little boy seems to be confused about real life wearing “Batman costumes” which indicates that this child does not want to live that life of adults which is full of “baddies” and has no “goodies” to make it deserves living it in reality.
    Females on the other hand are restless dealing with men as differently.Take in comparison Sarah and Little Bee.Sarah thinks that everything she has done so far in her life is not her choice including her marriage from Andrew and her job as well as being a mother.She likes the idea that having the affair with Lawrence as the only good choice in her life, however at sometime she appears to be uncertain about her relationship with him as he is selfish as any other male.
    Little Bee does not want to be in contact with males and smile at them as they do in her village.She had bad experience of them.This can be the reason to make her escape from the idea of being in touch with them.When she saw Andrew hanging himself, she said to herself “let him die” as he did not want to cut his finger to save me or my sister.
    In general, I think this story is a modern style to deal with some issues in a way that enables anyone to understand its theme in the way he/she likes it.
    Thank you for this wonderful story looking forward to reading many other ones of such high quality.
    Finally, here is a little bit about myself.I am Sudanese.I obtained the BA in English language & literature in 1995.I have been a teacher, Arabic/English interpreter and translator for a long time.I am here in UK to do an MA in teaching and linguistics.
    Best Regards

  41. Hi Chris, I was wondering if I had your permission to use the image of this book for my website as I am writing a review for it? I would be very grateful as I am a huge fan of the novel.
    Kind Regards,
    Sarah

  42. Hi Sarah, thanks for reviewing the book – much appreciated. I’ll look forward to reading it. Yes, it’s fine to use the cover of the book in a review – no problem at all.

  43. Thank you for writing ‘The Other Hand’. I read it and was overwhelmed with emotions several times. I read it in hurry because I was afraid if I put it down I would lose its pulse. I wonder if I should read it again only to savor the beautiful words. But maybe I wouldn’t have enough heart to do that.

  44. I can`t find words for this book. I was sad, happy and emotionally moves all the time while rading. Thank you!

  45. Chris,
    (I am 14 years old an i live in Holland. So my english is not so gold as that of an english wormen, so i Will Mayby make Somers mistackes.)

    What cane i say? I loved your book, i loved it really really much. Its been a few weeks now sinds i read your book and i still have to think about the stort every dat, i read THE other hand about 5 times now and every time i read it i still have to cry and laugh out loud.

    You did such a good job writting this book.

    I hope You Will never stop writting books,

    Greetings from Holland,
    Ciel

  46. Hi Chris, (sorry this is rather longer than I antcipated!)
    After I admit rather honestly.. :) that your book has been amongst a pile of unread ones on my shelve until Sunday, I have just this moment finished The Other Hand… THANKYOU!
    I have been unable to put it down and that has not happened for a long time..I only wish I read it sooner, although having said that..perhaps the timing was right, as I will go on to explain.
    I have never written to an author before but to echo some of the comments above..I felt as if I needed to, having gone on the journey with Little Bee and Sarah and the way it made me feel so many emotions, then onto your website…seeing the passion for your art is wonderful…I cannot wait to read Gold!

    The great thing about your novel is I didn’t know what to expect and so had no idea I would be reading about something I already feel passionate about. Not to mention my love for Kingston, having been a student close by during my Uni years at Roehampton where our campus was very close to Richmond Park and many memories were revisited from there, when reading..it is a beautiful park.
    The book also sparked other memories for me; I worked in Peckham and the sorrounding areas for 4 years, for a charity supporting disabled children and their families..most of whom were or had in their families refugees and families in temporary accomadation waiting for status but with no recourse to public funds, from Africa; I worked with families from mainly Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the Congo, but also Rwanda and Nairobi…all with as you can imagine strong cultural histories and horrific stories to tell. But their main focus was their children and their battle of not only being in Britain but dealing with trying to find support for their disabled child/ren. One of the reocurring themes was the fear of how their child would be treated if they returned home..in many places disability isn’t regarded as it is here. As well as the terrifying ordeal of coming to terms with the fact some of these children were products of rape.

    Being a young, white middle class woman in my first real job..my eyes were massively opened and the images of Africa on Comic Relief, which I think inspired me to want to do something from an early age became more real, all around me. But amongst all the bad stuff, I enjoyed working in such a strong, vibrant community and met some incrediable people and learnt so much about myself. I have 2 great friends from Nigerian background who I am also going to reccomend your novel too!

    I have always had an interest in Africa and have volunteered in Ghana, teaching in a school and travelled around and want to see so much more of this incrediable continent and I will, with hopefully my new skills.. I am currently studying a Diploma in Child Counselling using Intergrative Arts and once a little established here after gaining my accreditation my hope is to return to Africa and work with children and families who have been through trauma and use the Arts with them as a form of therapy….I am sure I will be learning from them! This is why reading your book now has been such good timing…
    What has been amazing and I thankyou for this is the realisation that story telling and writing is such a special art and creates such imagery to the individual reader. I had such a strong visual for Little Bee and Sarah, as well as the others due to your wonderful, not only physical but mental descriptions of the characters and the way they felt/thought-this is what made their stories so believable and took me right to the heart of the novel, as it unfolded. I have ummed and ahhhd with the attempt of writing a book and feel more inspired to do so now so THANKYOU!

    I also wanted to ask you, as it seems a hot topic at the moment to send your novel to David Cameron!
    Seriously though, as much as I agree with you and feel like more needs to be done to rid the stigma attatched to asylum seekers in the UK, we are facing a huge immigration problem and we are only an island..where do you think things will be in 5 years time?
    I think your novel offers readers a choice…1) to learn about refugees and the journeys they take to get here, in a safe/less scary ‘it’s only a story that made me shed a tear, now I can get back to my ‘normal’ life kind of way or
    2) People realising that Little Bee’s story could easily be true and to get their head out of the sand, and perhaps before where someone may have a strong or no opinion at all on these issues suddenly realises they do want to do something about it!
    I hope it’s the latter :)

    Thankyou for introducing me to Little Bee and Sarah and bringing their worlds together, highlighting the differences and yet similarities we as humans all have. Thankyou for moving me and inspiring me further in my ambition. You have a gift-Thankyou for sharing it.

    Best Wishes,
    Marie

  47. Dear Cleave,
    There is something in your book that makes me feel such a way that I can’t explain. While reading, at one page I was laughing and at another I was crying.
    Thank you for writing “the other hand” and greetings from Turkey :)

  48. Dear Chris Cleave,

    I bought your book in February this year, compelling as it was, I found it continued to affect me afterwards. I am currently using ‘The Other Hand’ as my set text in discussing the representation of asylum seekers as part of a report for a module at University. Other people in my group have been touched by your novel. It’s inspiring and fresh to have a writer such as yourself embracing themes and subjects that others seem to shy away from. It is profound.

    Thank you.

  49. Dear Mr Cleave,

    I’m very happy I found and read The Other hand. I could never imagine that there is still a book that could shatter me like this. It was like taking the thoughts from the depths of one’s soul and turning them into words. I became a slightly different person after finishing to read this book. Though I felt devastated at the moments I had also a feeling that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for all of us. Thank You.

  50. Hello Sir! I’m surprised not to have received the book you promised me; “the other hand” I still searched in bookstands during literary festivals and book fairs but am yet to find it. Help me send it incase you forgot. Thanks

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