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Heather, the Totality

(2017)
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Named a Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year: The explosive debut novel about family, power, and privilege from the creator of the award-winning Mad Men.

Mark and Karen Breakstone have constructed the idyllic life of wealth and status they always wanted, made complete by their beautiful and extraordinary daughter Heather. But they are still not quite at the top. When the new owners of the penthouse above them begin construction, an unstable stranger penetrates the security of their comfortable lives and threatens to destroy everything they've created.

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


Used availability for Matthew Weiner's Heather, the Totality

Hardback Editions

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)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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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)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

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)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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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)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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Audio Editions

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)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
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November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Heather, the Totality Lib/E
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ISBN: 1-4789-9868-7 / 978-1-4789-9868-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Heather, the Totality
Author(s): Matthew Weiner
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Heather, the Totality
Author(s): Matthew Weiner
Publisher: Canongate Books
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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
Author(s): Matthew Weiner
Publisher: Canongate Books
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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)
Publisher: WholeStory Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Heather, the Totality
Author(s): Matthew Weiner
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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November 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Heather, The Totality
Author(s): Matthew Weiner
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU