The Tell-tale Heart

The Tell-tale Heart

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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After years of excessive drink and sex, Patrick has suffered a massive heart attack. Although he's only fifty, he's got just months to live. But a tragic accident involving a teenager and a motorcycle gives the university professor a second chance. He receives the boy's heart in a transplant, and by this miracle of science, two strangers are forever linked.Though Patrick's body accepts his new heart, his old life seems to reject him. Bored by the things that once enticed him, he begins to look for meaning in his experience. Discovering that his donor was a local boy named Drew Beamish, he becomes intensely curious about Drew's life and the influences that shaped him&́#x1b;p0b4sfrom the eighteenth-century ancestor involved in a labor riot to the bleak beauty of the Cambridgeshire countryside in which he was raised. Patrick longs to know the story of this heart that is now his own.In this intriguing and deeply absorbing story, Jill Dawson weaves together the lives and loves of three vibrant characters connected by fate to explore questions of life after death, the nature of the soul, the unseen forces that connect us, and the symbolic power of the heart.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Perennial, [2015]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062348814
0062348817
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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uncommonreader
Aug 25, 2016

In this novel, Dawson links a middle-aged academic who receives a heart transplant to the family of the boy who gave his heart and how he was changed. The Fens are also a character in this story. Good.

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