The boy stepped out into the road. He stretched his arms out and his legs apart, making an X, palms facing the windscreen, the hands with a slight tremor that Jack only remembered later. His face had a questioning look that asked 'Why are you doing this to me?' Jack has been sleepwalking through his middle age. His wife has left him; his grown-up daughters no longer need him; and he rarely leaves his remote house on the east coast of Scotland. But when he is involved in an horrific accident, he is jolted out of his stupor, and embarks upon a new friendship that helps him to re-evaluate everything.Douglas is on the early morning Eurostar to Paris to have lunch with a woman he barely knows. Despite his responsibilities to family, work and friends, he is determined to risk everything in his obsession with a stranger.Angus is fifty-four. He has always prided himself on his happy marriage, his reliable car, his nice house, his stable career: there are no nasty surprises. But when a man thirty years his junior takes him to a stuffy room and tells him he no longer has a job, he finds himself suddenly in freefall. As a man without a profession, how does he now define himself? As the three Henderson brothers head to their big childhood home in East Fortune for their annual summer gathering, they steel themselves against sibling rivalry, parental expectation and the vulnerability that comes with being with those who know you best. Intense, humane, humorous and subtle, East Fortune is a moving story about lives at the crossroads; about life and love, chance and hope - and how families survive.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: East Fortune
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 0-7475-9703-0 / 978-0-7475-9703-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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January 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: East Fortune (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 1-4084-3045-2 / 978-1-4084-3045-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
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Paperback Editions

February 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: East Fortune
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 1-4088-0086-1 / 978-1-4088-0086-7 (UK edition)
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2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: East Fortune (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 1-4084-3046-0 / 978-1-4084-3046-0 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: East Fortune
Author(s): James Runcie
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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July 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: East Fortune
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July 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: East Fortune
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August 2009 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: East Fortune
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 1-84648-667-X / 978-1-84648-667-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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August 2009 : UK Audio CD

Title: East Fortune
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 1-84648-691-2 / 978-1-84648-691-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: East Fortune
Author(s): James Runcie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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