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  • The Heart Broke In:

    A Novel

    by James Meek

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    $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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  • Book Launch: Matthew Klam presents Who is Rich? In conversation with Meg Wolitzer

    Matthew Klam launches his long-awaited first novel Who is Rich?, following his critically acclaimed short story collection Sam the Cat. Unfolding over four days, Who is Rich? is a warped and exhilarating study in midlife alienation, bitterness, lust, and love. Rich Fischer is a once-sort-of-famous,…

    Matthew Klam launches his long-awaited first novel Who is Rich?, following his critically acclaimed short story collection Sam the Cat. Unfolding over four days, Who is Rich? is a warped and exhilarating study in midlife alienation, bitterness, lust, and love. Rich Fischer is a once-sort-of-famous, now struggling cartoonist, and husband and father of two. Amy O’Donnell is a forty-one-year-old painting student, mother of three, wife to a brutish Wall Street titan who commutes to work via helicopter. Rich and Amy are reunited at the eccentric summer arts conference where drum circles happen on the beach at midnight, clothing optional. Will they rescue each other or destroy each other? Jennifer Egan says, “Who Is Rich? is an electric amalgam of frustration and tenderness, wonder and rebellion.” Klam launches his first novel (and first book in 16 years) at Greenlight in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer.

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