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Where My Heart Used to Beat
by Sebastian Faulks


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A sweeping drama about the madness of war and the power of love, with passages as "compelling and alive as anything he has written since Birdsong " ( The Guardian )

London, 1980. Robert Hendricks, an established psychiatrist and author, has so bottled up memories of his own wartime past that he is nearly sunk into a life of aloneness and depression.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A sweeping drama about the madness of war and the power of love, with passages as "compelling and alive as anything he has written since Birdsong" (The Guardian)

London, 1980. Robert Hendricks, an established psychiatrist and author, has so bottled up memories of his own wartime past that he is nearly sunk into a life of aloneness and depression. Out of the blue, a baffling letter arrives from one Dr. Alexander Pereira, a neurologist and a World War I veteran who claims to be an admirer of Robert's published work. The letter brings Robert to the older man's home on a rocky, secluded island off the south of France, and into tempests of memories--his childhood as a fatherless English boy, the carnage he witnessed and the wound he can't remember receiving as a young officer in the war, and, above all, the great, devastating love of his life, an Italian woman, "L," whom he met during the war. As Robert's recollections pour forth, he's unsure whether they will lead to psychosis--or redemption. But Dr. Pereira knows. Profoundly affecting and masterfully told, Where My Heart Used to Beat sweeps through the 20th century, brilliantly interrogating the darkest corners of the human mind and bearing tender witness to the abiding strength of love.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250117960
  • ISBN-10: 1250117968
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: February 2017
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.84 pounds


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