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The People's Act of Love

(2003)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Siberia 1919. In the outer reaches of a country recently torn apart by civil war live a small Christian sect and its enigmatic leader, Balashov. Stationed nearby is a regiment of Czech soldiers, desperate to get home but on the losing side if the recent conflict. Uncertainty prevails. Into this isolated community trudges Samarin, an escapee from Russia's northernmost gulag. Immediately apprehended, he is brought before Captain Matula, the regiment's megalomaniac commander. But the stranger's arrival gas also caught the attention of others, including Anna, a beautiful young war widow. And when the local Shaman lies dead, suspicion and terror engulf the little town...James Meek's novel is a breathtaking contemporary fable staged against one if the most remote landscapes on earth. The remarkable cast of characters and Meek's uncanny ability to evoke the period bring to mind the work of the great Russian masters. The People's Act of Love is a magnificent piece of storytelling, an unforgettable novel and a deeply satisfying read.

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"Comparable with Kafka, with Moorcock and with the Russian classics, James Meek has done something unique. I know I've found my novel of the year." - Alan Warner


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November 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The People's Act of Love
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ISBN: 1-84195-730-5 / 978-1-84195-730-2 (UK edition)
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August 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: THE PEOPLE / 'S ACT OF LOVE
Author(s): James Meek
ISBN: 0-00-200625-1 / 978-0-00-200625-5 (UK edition)
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July 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The People's Act Of Love
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ISBN: 1-84195-654-6 / 978-1-84195-654-1 (UK edition)
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March 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The People's Act Of Love
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ISBN: 1-78211-051-8 / 978-1-78211-051-4 (UK edition)
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January 2008 : UK Paperback

Title: The Peoples Act Of Love
Author(s): James Meek
ISBN: 0-00-200698-7 / 978-0-00-200698-9 (UK edition)
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December 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The People's Act of Love
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ISBN: 1-84195-877-8 / 978-1-84195-877-4 (UK edition)
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The People's Act of Love
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ISBN: 0-00-639516-3 / 978-0-00-639516-4 (UK edition)
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December 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The People's Act Of Love
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ISBN: 1-84195-706-2 / 978-1-84195-706-7 (UK edition)
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2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The People's Act Of Love
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ISBN: 1-84195-765-8 / 978-1-84195-765-4 (UK edition)
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August 2005 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The People's Act of Love
Author(s): James Meek
ISBN: 1-920885-81-1 / 978-1-920885-81-6 (Australia edition)
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July 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The People's Act Of Love
Author(s): James Meek
ISBN: 1-84195-662-7 / 978-1-84195-662-6 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

March 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The People's Act of Love
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March 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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March 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The People's Act of Love
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January 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: People's Act of Love
Author(s): James Meek
ISBN: 1-4193-6548-7 / 978-1-4193-6548-5 (USA edition)
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2006 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The People's Act Of Love
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ISBN: 1-84505-953-0 / 978-1-84505-953-8 (UK edition)
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June 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: People's Act Of Love
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December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The People's Act of Love: A Novel
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November 2003 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The People's Act Of Love
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