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The Resource The heart, Maylis de Kerangal ; translated by Sam Taylor

The heart, Maylis de Kerangal ; translated by Sam Taylor

Label
The heart
Title
The heart
Statement of responsibility
Maylis de Kerangal ; translated by Sam Taylor
Title variation
Mend the living
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "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. As stylistically audacious as it is emotionally explosive, Maylis de Kerangal's The Heart has mesmerized readers in France, where it has been hailed as the breakthrough work of a new literary star"--
  • "An audacious novel about the 24 hours surrounding a heart transplant"--
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Summary
"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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Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10451818
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2671.E64
LC item number
R4713 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The heart, Maylis de Kerangal ; translated by Sam Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in French in 2014 by Verticales, an imprint of âEditions Gallimard, France, as Râeparer les vivants" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780374713287
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2015023340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The heart, Maylis de Kerangal ; translated by Sam Taylor
Publication
Note
"Originally published in French in 2014 by Verticales, an imprint of âEditions Gallimard, France, as Râeparer les vivants" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780374713287
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2015023340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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