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The heart
The heart
Kerangal, Maylis de2016
This is an audacious novel about the 24 hours surrounding a heart transplant. 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 given to a woman close to death. In gorgeous, ruminative prose it examines the deepest feelings of everyone involved--grieving parents, hardworking doctors and nurses as they navigate decisions of life and death.
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The heart / Maylis de Kerangal ; translated by Sam Taylor.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.©2016
242 pages ; 20 cm.
Originally published in French in 2014 by Verticales, an imprint of Éditions Gallimard, France, as Réparer les vivants.Translated from the French.
9780374240905 (hardback)
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