The Tell-tale Heart

The Tell-tale Heart

Book - 2014
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"Patrick, a 50-year-old professor of American Studies, drinker and womaniser, has been given six months to live. In a rural part of Cambridgeshire, a teenager dies in a motorcycle accident. When his heart is transplanted into Patrick's chest, the lives of two strangers are forever conjoined. Patrick makes a good recovery from surgery, but has the strange feeling that his old life 'won't have him'. He discovers that his donor's name was Drew Beamish, and becomes intensely curious, not only about Drew but what shaped him: his family and culture, the ancestor who took part in the famous Littleport riots of 1816, and the bleak yet beautiful landscape of the Fens. Patrick longs to know the story of his heart."--Publisher description.
Publisher: London :, Sceptre,, 2014
Description: 244 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9781444731088
9781444731071
9781444731064
Branch Call Number: Daws

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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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