The Heart: A Novel

By Maylis de Kerangal

Just earlier than sunrise on a Sunday morning, 3 teenage boys log on. Returning domestic, exhausted, the driving force we could the auto flow off the line right into a tree. of the men are donning seat belts; one is shipped during the windshield. he's declared brain-dead almost immediately after arriving on the health facility. His middle remains to be beating.

The Heart occurs over the twenty-four hours surrounding a deadly coincidence and a ensuing middle transplant as lifestyles is taken from a tender guy and given to a lady with reference to dying. In wonderful, ruminative prose it examines the inner most emotions of everybody involved--grieving mom and dad, hardworking medical professionals and nurses--as they navigate judgements of existence and loss of life. As stylistically audacious because it is emotionally explosive, Maylis de Kerangal's The Heart has mesmerized readers in France, the place it's been hailed because the leap forward paintings of a brand new literary star.

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