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The People's Act of Love

(2003)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)

"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


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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Hardback Editions

November 2005 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The People's Act of Love
Author(s): James Meek
ISBN: 1-84195-730-5 / 978-1-84195-730-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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August 2005 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: THE PEOPLE / 'S ACT OF LOVE
Author(s): JAMES MEEK
ISBN: 0-00-200625-1 / 978-0-00-200625-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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July 2005 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The People's Act Of Love
Author(s): James Meek
ISBN: 1-84195-654-6 / 978-1-84195-654-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The People's Act Of Love
Author(s): James Meek
ISBN: 1-78211-051-8 / 978-1-78211-051-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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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)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   

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

March 2006 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The People's Act of Love
Author(s): James Meek
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2006 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The People's Act of Love
Author(s): James Meek
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2006 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: People's Act of Love
Author(s): James Meek
ISBN: 1-4193-6548-7 / 978-1-4193-6548-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2006 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: The People's Act Of Love
Author(s): James Meek
ISBN: 1-84505-953-0 / 978-1-84505-953-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: People's Act Of Love
Author(s): James Meek
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The People's Act of Love: A Novel
Author(s): James Meek
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
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November 2003 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The People's Act Of Love
Author(s): James Meek
Publisher: Canongate Books
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