The Heart Broke In

October 1, 2012|
The Heart Broke In by James Meek
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A scientist obsessed with evolution but unable to have children, a malaria researcher trying to choose between freedom and love, and a washed-up TV svengali whose life goes through a riveting exploration of what conscience means in the 21st century, and how we attempt to make our lives count for something. It is a glorious drama, as well as an old-fashioned tale of modern times.

When Bec Shepherd rejects marriage to a powerful newspaper editor in favour of starting a family with fellow scientist Alex, her sense of right and wrong is put to the test. Bec''s brother Ritchie has built a hugely successful career in entertainment, but allegations about his private life are threatening to destroy his marriage, his career and his mind. Does Bec and Alex''s relationship stand a chance? Will Ritchie''s indiscretions catch up with him?

JAMES MEEK is a prize-winning novelist and reporter. He is the author of three acclaimednovels,The People''s Act of Love,DrivetimeandMacFarlane Boils the Sea, and two shortstory collections,Last Orders and The Museum of Doubt. Shortly after 9/11 he was sent toreport on the war in Afghanistan byThe Guardiannewspaper of London and follow...
Title:The Heart Broke In
Product dimensions:560 pages, 9.3 X 6.25 X 1.8 in
Shipping dimensions:560 pages, 9.3 X 6.25 X 1.8 in
Published:October 1, 2012
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781443413763

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