The Heart by Maylis deKerangel 2016
This story takes place in one day. The novel opens stating, “There will be a death”. It is a certainty. A story about a heart transplant is impossible without this inevitable equation: one body must give, and one must receive. From the first line of this meditative, layered novel we know that Simon Limbres will lose his heart. The story unfolds in an intricate lacework of precise detail. Parents, sibs, family members appear, step forward and stand back. An excellent read. At times it is meditative, heavily technical.