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The Breaking of Eggs

by Jim Powell

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One of our Debuts of the Year 2011.

 

March 2011 Debut of the Month.

A panoramic debut about love and loss, THE BREAKING OF EGGS announces a major new talent and is an incredibly moving story of a man whose whole life is turned around as he finds everything he had always believed in crumbling around him. Funny, sad and thoroughly absorbing.

 

Why I Wrote The Breaking of Eggs by Jim Powell...

"First novels are often said to be autobiographies in disguise. This one isn’t. In fact, I went to great lengths to create a central character who was as unlike me as possible. Feliks Zhukovski is a lapsed Communist. I am not." Click here to read more...

 

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The Breaking of Eggs Synopsis

Change is in the air in a shabby apartment in the 19th arrondissment in Paris. One unremarkable day Madame Lefevre invites Feliks to call her Sandrine. As his indomitable landlady's manners have been as unvarying as her dresses for the last 36 years, this feels significant to Feliks. And it is. As the face of Europe transforms beyond recognition Feliks's own life teeters on the edge of change. All it takes is one uncharacteristic decision and suddenly an unstoppable chain of life-changing events is set in motion. Feliks does not embrace change - in fact, it makes him most uncomfortable. But as he's reunited with a brother that he hasn't seen since his childhood and comes face-to-face with the love he let slip through his fingers, Feliks has to face up to the possibility that the convictions he has based his life upon were nothing but smoke and mirrors. Soon his carefully constructed world is tumbling round his ears and Feliks wonders: is there such a thing as a second chance for someone like him?

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ISBN: 9780753827765
Publication date: 17/03/2011
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780297859697
Publication date: 11/03/2010
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780753827765
Publication date: 17th March 2011
Author: Jim Powell
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Jim Powell

Jim Powell was born in London in 1949 and was educated at Cambridge. His first career was in advertising, becoming Managing Director of a major London agency. He then started a pottery, producing hand-painted tableware for leading stores. He was previously active in politics, contesting the 1987 Election and collaborating with former Foreign Secretary Francis Pym on his book The Politics of Consent. He lives in Northamptonshire.

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