Waiting on Wednesday: Heather, The Totality

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where the participants tell their readers about an upcoming release they are waiting to read. This week I've picked Heather, The Totality by Matthew Weiner.

The explosive debut novel - about family, power and privilege - from the creator of the award-winning Mad Men.

The Breakstone family arrange themselves around their daughter Heather, and the world seems to follow: beautiful, compassionate, entrancing, she is the greatest blessing in their lives of Manhattan luxury. But as Heather grows - and her empathy sharpens to a point, and her radiance attracts more and more dark interest - their perfect existence starts to fracture.

Meanwhile a very different life, one raised in poverty and in violence, is beginning its own malign orbit around Heather.

Matthew Weiner - the creator of Mad Men - has crafted an extraordinary first novel of incredible pull and menace. Heather, The Totality demonstrates perfectly his forensic eye for the human qualities that hold modern society together, and pull it apart.

The blurb of this book had me from the words 'from the creator of Mad Men'. There's not too much information on the plot being given away just from the description, so I'm definitely intrigued - what is so special about Heather?

Releasing 1st November 2017 from Allen and Unwin


  1. Ooh, this does sound intriguing! I just seen that the author also worked on The Sopranos, so sign me up! Looking forward to seeing your thoughts on this one Genie and finding out a little more about who Heather is. Great choice! <3

    1. Aah I didn't know that he worked on The Sopranos as well - makes me want to read this even more!


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