Borrow
Buy

Heartbreak

by Craig Raine

Experimental and cynical vignettes, reminiscent of Lucian Freud paintings. The prose like thick sculptural brushstrokes abstracting the flesh, with layers of acerbic wit. An unsentimental interpretation of love and loss.

Extract

‘I love you too much. It’s dangerous.’ He was lying. To himself also. He liked being on a high plane – betrayal, remorse, regret. But Carol was right. He was bored by her body. Her sensible, efficient pelvis. Even naked she walked like a tennis player. Her ugly breasts no longer piqued his interest. In retrospect, nothing had been as interesting as their first kiss.

Parallels

Any painting by Lucien Freud
 

Read Extract

Books with similar rating

Borrow

1. Select UK region:

Not in the UK?

Scotland Norther Ireland North East of England North West of England Yorkshire and the Humber Wales West Midlands East Midlands East of England London South West of England South East of England

Sign in

 
Email:
 
Password:

Whichbook Sign Up

Enter your email address to get started:

First name:
Last name:
Password:
Confirm password:

Alerts

Email alerts are only available for registered users.