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The People's Act Of Love by [Meek, James]
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3.7 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews

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Length: 406 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"[It] has the strangeness and clarity of a dream. This is historical fiction that transcends the genre - as intense as a thriller, imagined on an epic scale." (The Times)

"James Meek's immense and consistently impressive narrative incorporates the bizarre-but-true extremes of post-revolutionary Russia. . . Meek keeps the sensational elements at the service of a profound, propulsive plot, while maintaining a pleasingly sardonic edge throughout. . . All this plus an unflinching castration scene which presents a truly eye-watering account of severe pain in the Urals." (Guardian)

"Meek's study of slow de-humanisation and his characters' ultimate willingness to sacrifice personal happiness and, in many cases, much more for an intangible ideal is, in terms of story-telling and intellectual suggestiveness, addictive." (Observer)

"I was gripped by James Meek's Siberian western The People's Act of Love... With admirable confidence Meek combines big country and big characters to create a sort of intellectual epic, which I enjoyed for its revelation of a fascinating corner of 20th-century history." (Michael Palin)

"A strikingly unusual and ambitious novel. . . Violence and sensuality commingle in a tense, complex thriller with the sweep and flavour of Russia." (Sunday Telegraph)

Philip Pullman

A quite extraordinary novel. The language is so fresh and crisp and sparkling. What a narrative! What a story!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1814 KB
  • Print Length: 406 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (2 Nov. 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI9UFO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #106,568 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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