The Heart

The Heart

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Just before dawn on a Sunday morning, three teenage boys go surfing. Returning home, exhausted, the driver lets the car drift off the road into a tree. Two of the boys are wearing seat belts; one is sent through the windshield. He is declared brain-dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. His heart is still beating.

The Heart takes place over the twenty-four hours surrounding a fatal accident and a resulting heart transplant as life is taken from a young man and… (more)

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)


Ms. de Kerangal’s long, rolling sentences pulse along in systolic thumps, each beat punctuated by a comma; they’re packed with emotional intensity and florid imagery, and they’ve been superbly translated by Sam Taylor.

This novel is an exploration not only of death but of life, of humanity and fragility, “because the heart is more than the heart.”


Book Details  


Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 09, 2016)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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