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Broken

(2008)
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"I always eagerly await a new novel from Karin Fossum."
Ruth Rendell


A gripping novel set on the boundary between fact and fiction.

A woman wakes one night to find that a strange man has walked into her bedroom. She lies there in terrified silence unable to move. The woman is an author and the man one of her prospective characters. So desperate is he to have his story told that he has resorted to breaking into her house to make her tell it.

She creates Alvar Eide, forty-two years old, single, who works in an art gallery. He lives a quiet, dutiful life, carefully designed to avoid surprises. One winter's day, all this begins to change when an emaciated young heroin addict walks into the gallery. A kind man, Alvar gives her a cup of coffee to warm her up. She returns some weeks later to his place of work, and then one day appears on his doorstep demanding to be let in.

Interspersed with the chapters of Alvar's story are his encounters with its author — the frantic attempts of a fictional man trying to control his own destiny. Broken is a gripping novel about the boundary between fact and fiction and the perils of good intentions.

 
Used availability for Karin Fossum's Broken


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Hardback Editions

August 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: Broken
Author(s): Karin Fossum
ISBN: 0-15-101366-7 / 978-0-15-101366-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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June 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: Broken
Author(s): Karin Fossum
ISBN: 1-84655-211-7 / 978-1-84655-211-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

July 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Broken
Author(s): Karin Fossum
ISBN: 0-09-956553-6 / 978-0-09-956553-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Broken
Author(s): Karin Fossum, Random House UK
ISBN: 0-547-52036-0 / 978-0-547-52036-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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July 2009 : UK Mass Market Paperback
Title: Broken
Author(s): Karin Fossum
ISBN: 0-09-950736-6 / 978-0-09-950736-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Broken
Author(s): Karin Fossum
ISBN: 1-84655-061-0 / 978-1-84655-061-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Audio Editions

May 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Broken
Author(s): Karin Fossum
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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May 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: Broken
Author(s): Karin Fossum
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

2008 : UK Audio CD
Title: Broken (Complete and Unabridged) - read by David Rintoul
Author(s): Karin Fossum
ISBN: 1-4481-2345-3 / 978-1-4481-2345-2 (UK edition)
Publisher:
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Broken
Author(s): Karin Fossum
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   

December 2008 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Broken
Author(s): Karin Fossum
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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