Sex, fame, family, mortality: Meek (The People’s Act of Love) grabs major themes with both hands in his latest, a dazzlingly drawn modern saga whose reach only occasionally exceeds his grasp. The hearts here — of spectacularly amoral aging rock star Ritchie; his pretty, gifted research-scientist sister, Bec; her eccentric beaux; and several other supporting players — want, as Woody Allen would say, what they want. How they get it, and what it costs them, easily fills 400 finely wrought pages in The Heart Broke In. A-
The Heart Broke InSex, fame, family, mortality: Meek (The People's Act of Love) grabs major themes with both hands in his latest, a dazzlingly drawn modern saga...The Heart Broke InFictionJames MeekSex, fame, family, mortality: Meek (The People's Act of Love) grabs major themes with both hands in his latest, a dazzlingly drawn modern saga...2012-10-05Farrar, Straus & Giroux
HEART'S DESIRE The novel tackles topics ranging from fame to mortality
Genre: Fiction; Author: James Meek; Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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