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

The heart, Maylis de Kerangal ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

Label
The heart
Title
The heart
Statement of responsibility
Maylis de Kerangal ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Title variation
Mend the living
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Contributor
Author
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
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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
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10451818
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kerangal, Maylis de
Dewey number
843.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Taylor, Sam
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heart
  • Organ donors
Target audience
adult
Label
The heart, Maylis de Kerangal ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in French in 2014 by Verticales, an imprint of Éditions Gallimard, France, as Réparer les vivants"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059604224
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781250117915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945483150
Label
The heart, Maylis de Kerangal ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in French in 2014 by Verticales, an imprint of Éditions Gallimard, France, as Réparer les vivants"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059604224
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781250117915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945483150

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