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Friday, 16 March 2018

The Wild Other by Clover Stroud- Book Promotion

At the age of sixteen, Clover Stroud's mother had a catastrophic riding accident, and Clovers incredibly happy family life fell apart.

In her unique emotionally raw prose, Clover Stroud writes about her search for somewhere new she can call home. The journey takes her far and wild until a most extraordinary conclusion that is both explosive as well as deeply thought- provoking.

This achingly brilliant memoir is like ‘H is for Hawk’ crossed with Cheryl Strayed's ‘Wild’. Clover gallops across Englands idyllic Cotsworlds to boomtown Dublin and the traveller rave scene of Ireland in the 2000s, across the plains of Texas where she overcomes local suspicions to become a well-respected cowgirl. Then finally she travels to the war - torn South Caucasus of Russia.

There is a pattern; Clover is attracted to danger to the point of self- destruction. In this we see something of ourselves, something that's terrifying yet totally vital. It is the pulse of danger and life that enables clover to handle marriage and kids in difficult circumstances with an alcoholic. It is something that Clover finds truest with a powerful racehorse beneath her, on the gallops, with the sound of hooves and wind in her hair.

This book is lyrical, shocking and sexy, travelling deep into the crime of childhood tragedy, a crime is solved in an uplifting story of love and survival.

The Wild Other is available to buy online and from all good Bookshops
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