The Heart Broke In

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Canongate Books, Aug 30, 2012 - Fiction - 560 pages
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EVERY ACTION HAS A CONSEQUENCE Bec Shepherd is a scientist struggling to lead a good life Ritchie, her brother, is a TV star with skeletons in his closet Alex wants a family if he could only meet the right woman . . . One man has the information to destroy them all

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User Review  - bodachliath - LibraryThing

A readable, enjoyable, complex and well-plotted story, exploring a number of different moral questions and conflicts, celebrity culture and the values of the media. Read full review

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User Review  - Steve38 - LibraryThing

A pretty fair family saga version of a commentary on morals. Mr Meek marshalls a big cast of characters and winds together a couple of novel situations to illustrate moral dilemma. A father ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

James Meek was born in London in 1962 and grew up in Dundee. His novel The People's Act of Love (2005) won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, the SAC Book of the Year Award, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and has been published in more than thirty countries. His novel We Are Now Beginning our Descent (2008) won the Prince Maurice Prize. He is the author of two other novels and two collections of short stories. His journalism has won a number of British and international awards. He lives in London.

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