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Heartbreak

Craig Raine

RRP: £8.99

1 November 2012

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848875111

RRP: £12.99

1 July 2010

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848875104

RRP: £4.99

1 July 2010

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848879997

In Heartbreak, Craig Raine’s startlingly moving, intellectually nimble, sexually candid, wickedly funny first novel, the central character is not a person, but an invisible metaphor: heartbreak.

Through the stories of a virtuoso cast of characters – among them a physically scarred academic, a strangely beautiful young girl with Down’s syndrome, a world-renowned actress, and a brilliant Czech poet – Heartbreak investigates one of the most elusive yet deeply felt of human conditions. It is a compassionate and textured novel about what happens to us when love and loss collide.