Friday, 28 March 2008

James Meek: New Book Out


"A breathtaking contemporary novel of love and war"


James Meek's new book We Are Now Beginning Our Descent, was released on the 7th Feb.

I really enjoyed Meek's first book , The People's Act of Love, so I'm looking foward to getting my hands on this.

It's half price at the moment on Amazon!
















Publishers blurb :

The message was short. 'I want to see you now. I want you to come to me, it doesn't matter how late it is, and tell me exactly what you want from me.'

Like the world around him, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, Adam Kellas's life is showing distinct signs of cracking apart. Against his better judgement, Kellas - divorced, unstable, spurned by his lover and by the world of letters - accepts a war assignment from his newspaper.

It is the beginning of a journey which takes him from the mountains of Afghanistan to the elegant dinner tables of north London, the marshlands of the American South and, ultimately, to the darkest realms of the human imagination. Only the memory of the beautiful, elusive Astrid, a fellow reporter in Afghanistan, offers him the possibility of hope.

With all the explosive drama of The People's Act of Love, James Meek's new novel spans continents and cultures. It is a timeless tale of folly and the pursuit of love, set against the incendiary politics of our time.

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