The Heart

Maylis De Kerangal (Author) Steven Jay Cohen (Read by)
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Description

Just before dawn on a Sunday morning, three teenage boys go surfing. While driving home exhausted, the boys are involved in a fatal car accident on a deserted road. Two of the boys are wearing seat belts; one goes through the windshield. The doctors declare him brain-dead shortly after arriving at the hospital, but his heart is still beating.

The Heart takes place over the twenty-four hours surrounding the 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 as they navigate decisions of life and death.

As stylistically audacious as it is emotionally explosive, The Heart mesmerized readers in France, where it has been hailed as the breakthrough work of a new literary star. With the precision of a surgeon and the language of a poet, de Kerangal has made a major contribution to both medicine and literature with an epic tale of grief, hope, and survival.

Product Details

Price
$34.95  $32.15
Publisher
Blackstone Publishing
Publish Date
March 03, 2020
Dimensions
5.8 X 5.6 X 1.1 inches | 0.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781094108575
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About the Author

Maylis de Kerangal is the author of several novels in French, including Je marche sous un ciel de traîne, La vie voyageuse, Corniche Kennedy, and Naissance d'un pont (published in English as Birth of a Bridge and winner of the Prix Franz Hessel and the Prix Médicis in 2010). She has also published a collection of short stories, Ni fleurs ni couronnes, and a novella, Tangente vers l'est. In 2014, her novel Réparer les vivants (The Heart) won the Grand Prix RTL-Lire and the Student Choice Novel of the Year from France Culture and Télérama. She lives in Paris.

Steven Jay Cohen has been telling stories his whole life, and has worked professionally as a storyteller since 1991. A classically trained actor, he has worked both on stage and behind the microphone for most of his career. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Steven now resides in scenic western Massachusetts.

Sam Taylor is the author of We Are the Fire. She spends her days writing, being mom to the world's cutest baby, whirling through dance workouts, and baking too many cakes. She does not possess fire magic but does have one fire-colored cat. Raised in Arizona's deserts, she now lives among Connecticut's trees.