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

What becomes of the broken-hearted? Craig Raine’s first novel is an exquisite, moving, erotic investigation of love and its painful corollary.

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.