‘James Meek is surely the nearest thing the UK has to a John Irving. A supreme contemporary satirist as well as storyteller.’
Novelist, Playwright & Critic
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
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.
About James Meek:
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 longlisted 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, including Foreign Correspondent of the Year at the British Press Awards. He lives in London.
The Heart Broke In is published by Granta. Read our review of The Heart Broke In here.