Translated by Jessica Moore
Maylis de Kerangal won both the Prix Franz Hessel and Prix Médicis in 2010 for her novel Naissance d’un Pont translated as Birth of a Bridge. Published in 2014, her Mend the Living translated by Jessica Moore has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize this year.
Three close friends-Chris, Johan and Simon go surfing, but a lot more happens to them. On the way back, their van goes off-road. Chris and Johan suffer injuries but scrape through. Simon Limbeau, however, goes into a coma. His brain is dead, but his young heart, diffidently beats on with anger and determination. The rest of the novel revolves around how different characters in the novel pin their hopes on Simon’s heart; love, ambition, jealousy and life, all gets entangled with it.
Claire Mejan, is suffering from myocarditis and is in need of a heart transplant. Simon and Claire’s life will be joined in an inimitable way.
De Kerangal spins a story of human emotion blending it with impeccable medical facts. Read this one!
|Author:||Maylis de Kerang|
|Publisher:||Quercus Publishing||Publishing Year:||2015|
|Cover:||Paperback||No. Of Pages:||240|
|MRP:||Rs 1202||Buy From:||Flipkart.com
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