Mend the Living

Mend the Living

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

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ISBN: 0889229732

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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.
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Mend the Living

Mend the Living

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

ISBN: 9780857053862

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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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
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Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal Book Analysis

Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal  Book Analysis

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
during ...

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Mend the Living with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal, a thought-provoking examination of the aftermath of a tragic car accident as a committed medical team races against time to carry out a life-saving heart transplant. The novel explores the ethical and emotional issues related to transplantation, shows us the power of organ donation to change lives, and emphasises the importance of living life to the fullest. Mend the Living won the Wellcome Book Prize 2017 for works that engage with themes related to health and medicine. Its author, Maylis de Kerangal, has written over 15 books to date, a number of which have received prestigious literary awards in her native France. Find out everything you need to know about Mend the Living in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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Painting Time

Painting Time

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

ISBN: 0857059874

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Page: 320

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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 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.
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Birth of a Bridge

Birth of a Bridge

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

ISBN: 9780857053794

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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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
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The Greats

The Greats

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

ISBN: 1771663464

Category: Fiction

Page: 205

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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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Littell s Living Age

Littell s Living Age

Beyond the stars seen you attempt to mend your own is a wide outlook . ... I could
not ask her good days ; is not such a one as this to mend my socks , could I ? "
worth living through a whole winter " I suppose not , although she would for ?

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Young Living

Young Living

Words for Living Introduce lesson vocabulary terms. Ask: Which word has a prefix
? (pre- treat) Explain that "mend," in addition to meaning repair, fix, renovate,
patch, or darn can also mean heal, knit, or cure, as in "the broken bone is starting
to ...

Author: Nanalee Clayton

Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill School Pub

ISBN: 0026757117

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 496

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Living Age

Living Age

... and in living over again in imhaps as fair a proportion of glad moments
agination the pleasantest hours of the past . as his ... an excess of pain , does it
foltional life depends not only on the direct I low that progress will never mend
matters ?

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The Senior s Guide to Pain Free Living

The Senior s Guide to Pain Free Living

mend the way you once could. The process is sure to take a while, and slower
healing means a longer period of pain or discomfort. But there is a way you can
speed the process. For many kinds of fractures, your doctor is likely to
recommend ...

Author: Doug Dollemore

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1579542956

Category: Medical

Page: 597

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The health experts at Prevention magazine offer a focused guide to preventing & relieving the pain specific to seniors over 60--without drugs.
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Living Prayerfully

Living Prayerfully

For if you reject great Peace , As surely as vile living brings disease , So surely
will your selfishness bring war . ... like a wolf on the fold , and that there could be
no protection for Judah if Judah did not mend its way 184 LIVING
PRAYERFULLY.

Author: Kirby Page

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ISBN: UVA:X004440277

Category: Christian sociology

Page: 523

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Categories: Christian sociology

Living Language Common Usage Dictionary

Living Language Common Usage Dictionary

Author: Genevieve A. Martin

Publisher: Living Language

ISBN: 0517557827

Category: English language

Page: 161

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A complete language course in German in 40 lessons.
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Changes in the living arrangements of the elderly 1960 203

Changes in the living arrangements of the elderly  1960 203

... 74.5 54.9 68.2 76.5 78.3 Married Elderly in Category Living Only with Their
Spouses Mend 4,999 or less 5,000 - 7,499 7,500 - 9,999 10,000 and over 64.4
70.0 67.9 71.5 74.0 75.0 77.8 78.5 73.1 76.7 82.9 81.9 72.4 76.9 80.3 83.6
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Living Silver

Living Silver

You'd better learn to mend it . ' It was in this way that Jan first found that it is
perhaps more difficult to mend a torn net than to make a new one . Yet nets had
to be mended since they were continually being torn at sea and since it would
hardly ...

Author: Burns Singer

Publisher: London : Secker & Warburg

ISBN: CORNELL:31924003244104

Category: Fish trade

Page: 232

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The Living Museum

The Living Museum

... and the first tentative touch of ing mouthfuls of dry shingle - oak spring , are the
living things whose leaves to mend the big leaf - nests very scarcity gives them
an aura that have worn a trifle thin under of excitement . the winter storms .

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Category: Natural history

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Living Beyond Regrets

Living Beyond Regrets

Medication can help restore needed chemicals in the brain, but what caused the
one chooses to make the needed life changes to recover from depression. I was
going to have to find the holes in my life and ask Jesus to mend them. My doctor ...

Author: Guy Rice Doud

Publisher: Chariot Victor Pub

ISBN: 1564766330

Category: Religion

Page: 207

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Guy Doud's story, told simply and sincerely, combined with his spiritual insights, will be a source of encouragement and hope as you deal with big and little regrets in your own life. The road back may be uphill, but it's definitely worth the climb. And, as Guy constantly reminds, you're not alone.
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