Slaughterhouse Heart (Paperback)
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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 26/03/2009
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What makes a father violent? It takes a brave man to find out . . . As a volunteer at St Margaret's Hospice, eager and helpful Meryl is looking for a role in life. The arrival of Jamie, the son of a patient, may be just what she is after. He is good-looking, young and, above all, troubled. Jamie's father has only a few days to live, but between father and son is a lifetime of misunderstanding and unhappiness. Could the most powerful legacy Jamie faces be an inability to love? With well-meaning Meryl hovering in the background, Jamie embarks on his long dark night of the soul, facing the secrets, lies and heartbreaks behind his father's life. Meanwhile his dying father, seemingly unconscious to it all, relives his extraordinary history, from the triumphs of his life as a boxer, to the onset of a crippling illness he doesn't understand. And in the quiet of the night, he receives strange visitors of his own....

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552774659
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This will have you tied to the sofa all weekend" * Time Out *
"An extraordinary and moving story that intuitively exposes the emotions men hate having to face" * Esquire *
"Afsaneh Knight's debut novel packs a steady and unrelenting series of punches... It's a book about love, but not sentimentality... all the better for its lack of easy answers" * Vogue *
"Afsaneh Knight handles a shifting narrative with dexterity...deft and promising" * Spectator *
"An interesting debut by a promising young writer" * Times *

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“Slaughterhouse Heart”

More than an impressive first novel - "Slaughterhouse Heart" is a fantastic book, and an awesome achievement. As I read, I jotted down my reactions, and this is how they went ... First off, I... More

Paperback edition
31st October 2008
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“Slaughterhouse Heart”

I really loved Slaughterhouse Heart - it is original but without being contrived in any way which is surprising given some of the content and the way you need to get your head around the concept of Margaret.What made... More

Paperback edition
1st November 2008
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“Slaughterhouse Heart”

It's funny how the right book comes along at the right time. As beautiful, painful, paradoxical and poetic as life.I picked up Slaughterhouse Heart just a couple of weeks after finding out that my own father is... More

Paperback edition
31st October 2008
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