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  • The Heart Broke In:

    A Novel

    by James Meek

    $28.00 List Price

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    James Meek: The Heart Broken In

    Bec and Ritchie's father was shot dead in an act of self-sacrifice when they were children. A generation later Ritchie, a producer of reality TV shows, wants to make a film with their father's killer, and Bec, a malaria researcher, is looking for a set of rules to live by. When Bec rejects marriage…

    Bec and Ritchie's father was shot dead in an act of self-sacrifice when they were children. A generation later Ritchie, a producer of reality TV shows, wants to make a film with their father's killer, and Bec, a malaria researcher, is looking for a set of rules to live by. When Bec rejects marriage to a powerful newspaper editor in favour of starting a family with the unworldly biochemist Alex, brother and sister's sense of right and wrong is put to the harshest test. The Heart Broke In is an old-fashioned story of modern times, an ambitious family drama of love, death and money in the era of gene therapy and Internet exposés. It asks the question: where, in our half-Darwinian, half-religious age, does conscience reside?

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  • Reclaiming the Streets: Public Space and Quality of Life in New York

    Featuring:michellussault (France  / geographer), Janettesadik-khan (USA  / commissioner  of the NYC   Department of Transportation ),tom Vanderbilt(USA / writer theguardian new York Discussion Hosted by oliver Burkeman, columnist forthe Guardian free reservationrequired: …

    Featuring:michellussault (France  / geographer),

    Janettesadik-khan (USA  / commissioner  of the NYC  

    Department of Transportation ),tom Vanderbilt(USA /

    writer

    theguardian new York Discussion

    Hosted by oliver Burkeman,

    columnist forthe Guardian

    free

    reservationrequired:

    reclaiming@villagillet.net

    As a global and cosmopolitan city, New York has long been

    a place of many urban policy struggles.

    Howcanwe transformcities tomake themmore sustainable

    and comfortable for everyone?And how do wemeasure the

    impact of efforts like those of Robert Moses? How much

    can we truly improve the citizens’quality oflife with design

    and urban planning?

    French geographer Michel Lussault, Commissioner  of the

    NYC  Department ofTransportationJanetteSadik-khan,and

    American author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do Tom

    Vanderbilt will help us answerthese challenging questions.

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