Mend the Living is the story of a heart transplant, centred around Simon Limbeau, the boy whose heart is given, and his family.
Author: Maylis de Keranagal
The story of a heart transplant, centered mainly around Simon Limbres, the boy whose heart is given, and his family.The story of a heart transplant, centred mainly around Simon Limbeau, the boy whose heart is given, and his family. Taking place within exactly twenty-four hours, the novel traces the thrill of an early-morning winter surf session, the terrible accident that follows, and all the urgency and compassion of the hospital workers, and shock and grief of Simon's family as they negotiate the question of organ donation.Maylis de Kerangal offers glimpses into the thoughts and affective lives of each of the characters: Simon, at the core of the novel; Marianne and Sean, his parents, who have been estranged for some months; Revol, the chief surgeon, music enthusiast, and studier of hallucinogenic plants; Cordelia Owl, the capable new nurse who is reeling from a night spent with her former lover; Thomas Rémige, the hospital coordinator, an opera singer, and aficionado of goldfinches; Virgilio, the silver-tongued, light-fingered surgeon; Juliette, Simon's girlfriend, who is building a labyrinth inside a Plexiglass case, waiting for Simon's call. The novel also touches upon Claire, the recipient of the heart, whose life has been limited by her condition, who reflects philosophically on what it means to have someone else's heart beating inside you.Weaving from hospital corridors to the wild waves of the Atlantic, from the narrow streets of Paris to the countryside in Algeria where goldfinches still sing, from the most intimate details of grief within a car in Le Havre to universal considerations of science, compassion, and humanity, Mend the Living is a powerful and vast-ranging book.In her trademark masterful use of language, playing with pacing and tension and a vibrant vocabulary, Maylis de Kerangal gives us a metaphysical adventure that is at once both collective and intimate.
But for now, the black-box of his body is free to leap, swell, melt and sink, just as it has throughout the years of Simon's young life. 5.50 a.m. This is his heart. And here is its story. Translated from the French by Jessica Moore
Author: Maylis de Kerangal
Publisher: Hachette UK
Winner of the Wellcome Book Prize 2017. Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2016. Now a major French film, REPARER LES VIVANTS/HEAL THE LIVING, directed by Katell Quillevere and starring Emmanuelle Seigner. A twenty-four-hour whirlwind of death and life. In the depths of a winter's night, the heart of Simon Limbeau is resting, readying itself for the day to come. In a few hours' time, just before six, his alarm will go off and he will venture into the freezing dawn, drive down to the beach, and go surfing with his friends. A trip he has made a hundred times and yet, today, the heart of Simon Limbeau will encounter a very different course. But for now, the black-box of his body is free to leap, swell, melt and sink, just as it has throughout the years of Simon's young life. 5.50 a.m. This is his heart. And here is its story. Translated from the French by Jessica Moore
Genre: novel Reference edition: De Kerangal, M. (2016) Mend the Living. Trans.
Moore, J. London: MacLehose Press. 1st edition: 2014 Themes: bereavement,
organ donation, heart, transplant, life, death Mend the Living follows a heart
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Behind the ornate doors of 30, rue du Metal in Brussels, twenty students begin their apprenticeship in the art of decorative painting - an art of tricksters and counterfeiters, where each knot in a plank of wood hides a secret and every ...
Author: Maylis de Kerangal
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Behind the ornate doors of 30, rue du Metal in Brussels, twenty students begin their apprenticeship in the art of decorative painting - an art of tricksters and counterfeiters, where each knot in a plank of wood hides a secret and every vein in a slab of marble tells a story.Among these students are Kate, Jonas and Paula Karst. Together, during a relentless year of study, they will learn the techniques of reproducing materials in paint, whether animal, vegetable or mineral, and the intensity of their experience - the long hours in the studio, the late nights, the conversations, arguments, parties, romances, will cement a friendship that lasts long after their formal studies end.For Paula, her initiation into the art of trompe l' il will take her back through time, from her own childhood memories, to the ancient formations of the materials whose depiction she strives to master. And from the institute in Brussels where her studies begin, to her work on the film sets of Cinecitta, and finally the caves of Lascaux, her experiences will transcend art, gradually revealing something of her own inner world, and the secret, unspoken, unreachable desires of her heart.A coming-of-age novel like no other; an atmospheric, imaginative, highly aesthetic portrayal of love, art and craftsmanship from the acclaimed author of Birth of a Bridge and Mend the Living.
At once timeless and yet exquisitely of its moment, Maylis De Kerangal's multi-award-winning novel follows its broad cast of construction workers and architects, diggers and dreamers, as they navigate both the intricacies of their project ...
Author: Maylis de Kerangal
Publisher: Hachette UK
Coca, Southern California. A small town on a wild river, at the margins of the red-rocked desert and the forest where the last of the state's Native Americans still make their home. When Boa, the charismatic new mayor, decides to put Coca on the map, he plans a monumental new project: a six-lane bridge, two hundred metres high, designed and destined to catapult the city into the third millennium. Workers from across the globe flock to California: to earn a living, to escape their pasts, to bear witness to man's mastery of nature. But the project's majestic scope has no regard for the legacy of this ancient land, and within this monochrome Babel festers a very human cocktail of fears and passions. At once timeless and yet exquisitely of its moment, Maylis De Kerangal's multi-award-winning novel follows its broad cast of construction workers and architects, diggers and dreamers, as they navigate both the intricacies of their project and the depths of the human heart. Translated from the French by Jessica Moore
Vibrant and smooth, each line pulls us into an avalanche of sensations.... A sumptuous stroll through an Africa on the verge of a rebirth."--Les Inrockuptibles "A magnificent ode to music, love, and friendship...This book will change you.
Author: Sylvain Prudhomme
Publisher: Book*hug Press
Fiction. Translated by Jessica Moore. Winner of the 2015 Prix de la Porte Dor e. Winner of the 2014 the Prix Georges-Brassens. Guinea-Bissau, 2012. Sylvain Prudhomme revisits the famous 70's music group Super Mama Djombo, as seen through the eyes of Couto, the laconic guitarist. After learning of the death of the singer, Dulce--once the love of his life--Couto wanders through the capital city, from bar to bar, from friend to friend. Thirty years file past in his thoughts: memories of the woman he loved, of the guerilla fighting against the Portuguese colonizers, and of the golden days of a legendary band that played all over the world--a sound that was new, fresh, and driven by the pride of an entire country. The tension mounts page after page as the group prepares a final concert in Dulce's honour, even as a coup d' tat is prepared by her husband, Guinea-Bissau's Army Chief of Staff. In language that is strong, poetic, and understated, Prudhomme tells the story of a population who knew hope and independence but now live under the oppressive rule of an army dictatorship. THE GREATS is a novel of mourning, love, and the thirst for justice. "The chronicle of a success story, a story of love and friendship set against the backdrop of a coup d' tat, LES GRANDS is also a beautifully written book. Vibrant and smooth, each line pulls us into an avalanche of sensations.... A sumptuous stroll through an Africa on the verge of a rebirth."--Les Inrockuptibles "A magnificent ode to music, love, and friendship...This book will change you."--Lire "It's a coup. A wild success."--l'Express "Jessica Moore's splendid translation captures the rhythm of Prudhomme's heart-felt homage to Guinea-Bissau, the vivid detail of his night stroll through the country's shifting music scene, its ruthless, recurring, political upheavals and its ongoing fight for independence."--Martha Baillie
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