The Heart Broke In Sex, fame, family, mortality: Meek ( The People's Act of Love ) grabs major themes with both hands in his latest, a dazzlingly drawn modern… The Heart Broke In Sex, fame, family, mortality: Meek ( The People's Act of Love ) grabs major themes with both hands in his latest, a dazzlingly drawn modern… 2012-10-02 Fiction Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Review

The Heart Broke In (2012)

HEART'S DESIRE The novel tackles topics ranging from fame to mortality
HEART'S DESIRE The novel tackles topics ranging from fame to mortality
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Oct 02, 2012; Writer: James Meek; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux

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-

Originally posted Oct 03, 2012 Published in issue #1228-1229 Oct 12, 2012 Order article reprints
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