Broken Places
Perriam, Wendy 
   

Format: Paperback
Library Classification: Adult Fiction
BIC Subjects: Modern fiction
Audience: General/trade
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
Imprint: Robert Hale Ltd
Publication Date: 27/06/2012
Place of Publication: United Kingdom


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You may love Eric - or want to shake him! Passionately idealistic about his work as a librarian, he's also ruefully aware that he's not exactly Superman. Forced to hide his mysterious background and his mortifying fears, he's a man with secrets - withheld even from close friends. His once homely wife, now a fashionista, has abandoned him, to live in Seattle with a high-powered corporate kingpin, taking their only child, a moody minx-in-waiting, about to turn thirteen. Yet, against the odds, Eric sets out to prove himself - indeed, even to find a soul-mate. Whether braving 'Choco-Love' Speed-Dating; running Wandsworth Prison readers' groups; attending an American Church that champions the Gospel of Prosperity, or rescuing his daughter from near-rape - he finally comes to epitomize the truth of Hemingway's words: The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.