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Heather, the Totality

(2017)
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A collision course between a privileged family and a dangerous young man, Heather, the Totality is a chilling debut novel by the creator of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"I cringed and shuddered my way through this short, daring novel to its terrible inevitable end. Each neat, measured paragraph carpaccios its characters to get to the book's heart - one of Boschian self-cannibalising isolation. A stunning novel. Heather, The Totality blew me away." - Nick Cave

"Heather, The Totality is a tour de force of control, tone and razor-slash insight. In its clear-eyed anatomist's gaze and its remarkable combination of empathy and pitilessness I hear echoes of Flaubert and Richard Yates, with a deeply twisted twist of Muriel Spark at her darkest. I could not put it down." - Michael Chabon

"A miraculous and fearless novel, Heather is unprecedented. As well as being smart, sharp and readable, it proves there are still fresh and exciting ways to write fiction." - M J Hyland

"Short and rapier-sharp, Matthew Weiner's Heather, The Totality compels and unnerves in equal measure. Like the great Patricia Highsmith, Weiner renders the disturbing not just plausible but exquisitely, agonisingly inevitable. A tour de force." - Claire Messud

"Chilling and poised, I loved it." - Maggie O'Farrell

"Heather, The Totality is superb. It gripped me at once. There was no question of turning away at any point. Weiner conveys the sense that beyond the brilliantly chosen details there was a wealth of similarly truthful social and psychological perception unstated. Then there was the ice-cold mercilessness, of a kind that reminded me (oddly, I suppose, but there it was) of Evelyn Waugh. This novel is something special." - Philip Pullman


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November 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Heather, The Totality
Author(s): Matthew Weiner
ISBN: 1-78689-063-1 / 978-1-78689-063-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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November 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Heather, the Totality
Author(s): Matthew Weiner
ISBN: 0-316-43531-7 / 978-0-316-43531-4 (USA edition)
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November 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Heather, the Totality
Author(s): Matthew Weiner
ISBN: 0-316-43990-8 / 978-0-316-43990-9 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Heather, The Totality
Author(s): Matthew Weiner
ISBN: 1-78689-066-6 / 978-1-78689-066-5 (UK edition)
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Heather, the Totality
Author(s): Matthew Weiner
ISBN: 0-316-43532-5 / 978-0-316-43532-1 (USA edition)
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2017 : UK Paperback

Title: Heather, The Totality
Author(s): Matthew Weiner
ISBN: 1-78689-065-8 / 978-1-78689-065-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Heather, the Totality
Author(s): Matthew Weiner
ISBN: 1-4789-2272-9 / 978-1-4789-2272-8 (USA edition)
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November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Heather, the Totality Lib/E
Author(s): Matthew Weiner
ISBN: 1-4789-9868-7 / 978-1-4789-9868-6 (USA edition)
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Heather, the Totality
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Heather, the Totality
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November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Heather, the Totality
Author(s): Matthew Weiner
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Heather, the Totality
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November 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Heather, The Totality
Author(s): Matthew Weiner
ISBN: 1-5100-7600-X / 978-1-5100-7600-6 (UK edition)
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Title: Heather, the Totality
Author(s): Matthew Weiner
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Title: Heather, The Totality
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