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A panoramic debut about love and loss, The Breaking of Eggs announces a major new talent.

Change is in the air in a shabby apartment in the 19th arrondissment in Paris. One unremarkable day Madame Lefèvre invites Feliks to call her Sandrine. As his indomitable landlady's manners have been as unvarying as her dresses for the last 36 years, this feels significant to Feliks. And it is.

As the face of Europe transforms beyond recognition, Feliks' own life teeters on the edge of change. All it takes is one uncharacteristic decision, and suddenly an unstoppable chain of life-changing events is set in motion.

Feliks does not embrace change - in fact it makes him most uncomfortable. But as he's reunited with a brother he hasn't seen since his childhood and comes face to face with the love he let slip through his fingers, Feliks has to face up to the possibility that the convictions he has based his life upon were nothing but smoke and mirrors.

Soon his carefully constructed world is tumbling round his ears, and Feliks wonders: is there such a thing as a second chance for someone like him?

©2010 Jim Powell (P)2016 Orion Publishing Group

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