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With your crooked heart

With your crooked heart

Dunmore, Helen, 1952-

Louise married Paul, brother to Johnnie. Yet she doesn't get one man with this union - she gets two. Born twelve years apart in a one-bedroom flat in Barking, Paul and Johnnie are close: they're good at making money and make taking power look easy. But while Paul deals in contaminated land, Johnnie is adept at dealing in crime

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Penguin, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0141033614, 9780141033617
Note: Originally published: London: Viking, 1999.
Physical Description: 249 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Betrayal Fiction.; Brothers Fiction.

Author note

Helen Dunmore has published nine novels with Penguin:Zennor in Darkness, which won the McKitterick Prize;Burning Bright; A Spell of Winter,which won the Orange Prize;Talking to the Dead; Your Blue-Eyed Boy; With Your Crooked Heart; The Siege,which was shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002;Mourning RubyandHouse of Orphans.She is also a poet, children's novelist and short-story writer.


This is Helen Dunmore at her very best
Literary Review||It's a joy to read a book so deftly a page at random and you're almost bound to find something gorgeous
Independent||A peculiarly direct and gripping read, in a novel that stays close to the visceral experiences of life