How Much the Heart Can Hold

  • by Carys Bray, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Bernardine Evaristo, Grace McCleen, Donal Ryan, Nikesh Shukla, D. W. Wilson
  • Narrated by Grainne Gillis, Jane Collingwood, Jeff Harding, Jilly Bond, Luke Thompson, Raj Ghatak, Sarah Barron
  • 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A brilliant collection of seven original stories inspired by different concepts of love, by seven award-winning authors.
Love is not a singular concept.
In this collection, seven award-winning authors explore seven concepts of love: from philautia (self-love) to agape (love for humanity) and from storge (a natural affection for family) to mania (a frenzied, obsessive love):
La Douleur Exquise (the pain of unrequited love)
'Before It Disappears' by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan (c) 2016
Pragma (enduring love)
'One More Thing Coming Undone' by D. W. Wilson (c) 2016
Philautia (love for oneself)
'White Wine' by Nikesh Shukla (c) 2016
Mania (obsessive love)
'Magdala, Who Slips Sometimes' by Donal Ryan (c) 2016
Storge (familial love)
'Codas' by Carys Bray (c) 2016
Eros (erotic love)
'The Love Story' by Grace McCleen (c) 2016
Agape (love for humanity)
'The Human World' by Bernardine Evaristo (c) 2016
Seven authors; seven short stories; seven flashes of love.
The publication of How Much the Heart Can Hold is heralded by a Sceptre short story competition. The winning story, based on a concept of love, will be published in the paperback edition.

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A good idea not successfully developed

I did not find that the stories were a real reflection of what they were meant to represent. A real disappointment
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- Ilaria Bellantuono

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-11-2016
  • Publisher: Sceptre