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The People"s Act of Love

The People"s Act of Love

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Published by Canongate Books in Edinburgh .
Written in English


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FormatE-book
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Open LibraryOL24286534M
ISBN 109781847673756
OCLC/WorldCa516364965

James Meek was born in London in and grew up in Dundee. His novel The People's Act of Love won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, the SAC Book of the Year Award, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and has been published in m More about James Meek. James Meek, raised in Dundee, was for a number of years a foreign correspondent in Moscow and more recently covered the Iraq war and Guantánamo Bay. In his third novel, he shows a prodigious Author: Lesley Chamberlain.

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  James Meek was born in London in and grew up in Dundee. We Are Now Beginning Our Descent is his fourth novel. The People's Act of Love (), won the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, the SAC Book of the Year Award, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and has been translated into more than twenty : James Meek.   And when a local shaman is found murdered, suspicion and terror engulf this village. To be published in twenty countries, The People's Act of Love is quite simply magnificent storytelling and it promises to be an auspicious literary event.


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Set in a time of great social upheaval, warfare, and terrorism, and against a stark, lawless Siberia at the end of the Russian Revolution, The People’s Act of Love portrays the fragile coexistence of a beautiful, independent mother raising her son alone, a megalomaniac Czech captain and his restless regiment, and a mystical separatist Christian sect.

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The People's Act of Love. by James Meek. Canongate £, pp This powerfully realised novel takes place in in Yasyk, a little town on. Meek’s third novel, The People’s Act of Love, published inbrought him critical acclaim and a wider audience. It was translated into more than twenty languages and earned a number of awards and a nomination for the Booker Prize.

Newsweek magazine named it. The same might be said of The People’s Act of Love. James Meek covers cannibalism, civil war, and religious castration, and it is the tone of this work, its questioning seriousness, that allows Meek access to themes that would overwhelm lesser novelists.

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The result is a. Readers Guide for The People’s Act of Love. The People’s Act of Love is an historical novel set mostly in Siberia just after World War I and the Russian Revolution. Consider the story against the backdrop of actual events and cultural changes that had taken place in Europe and Russia in Set in a time of great social upheaval, warfare, and terrorism, and against a stark, lawless Siberia at the end of the Russian Revolution, The Peoples Act of Love portrays the fragile coexistence of.

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Amazingly, for a novel that touches on (among other things) a sect of castrates, a premediated act of cannibalism, and the motivations of a revolutionary bomb-thrower, its tone is restrained, precise, lucid/5(38).