The Heart Broke In Audio digital download

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AUTHOR: James Meek
PUBLISHED: 30th August 2012
ISBN: 9780857868329

Would you betray your lover to give them what they wanted?

Bec Shepherd is a malaria researcher struggling to lead a good life. Ritchie, her reprobate brother, is a rock star turned TV producer. When Bec refuses an offer of marriage from a powerful newspaper editor and Ritchie's indiscretions catch up with him, brother and sister are forced to choose between loyalty and betrayal.

The Heart Broke In is an old-fashioned story of modern times, a rich, ambitious family drama of love, death and money in the era of gene therapy and internet blackmail.

From the author of the 'spellbinding' (Guardian), 'quite extraordinary' (Philip Pullman), 'startlingly original' (Mail on Sunday) novel, The People's Act of Love
'James Meek's new novel has all the urgent readability of his previous work combined with a wide-ranging vision of social and personal responsibility that's very rare in current fiction. I suppose we could call it a moral thriller. Whatever we call it, I was enormously impressed.', Philip Pullman
'Addictive . . . Meek is a novelist of Dostoevskyan intensity and seriousness . . . Terrific . . . You have to admire the scope and ambition of this operatic saga', Guardian
'Intelligent, compelling and epic in scale', Woman & Home
'Page-turning and absorbing', Victoria Moore, Daily Mail
'James Meek is Britain's answer to Don DeLillo', Brian Morton, Independent

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