Out of Heart

Publisher: Hot Key

A heart is a complex and sometimes mysterious entity.

To Adam, it is the part of his grandfather that lives on after his death. To William, it's the gift of life - a gift he didn't think he wanted. To Cans, it's the tunes that dwell inside his head. And as for Yasmin, her heart has been hardened by abuse and may never recover.

This extraordinary, almost magical, book is ostensibly the story of an organ donation but is really about the trauma, violence and messiness of an ordinary life. It's about communication and miscommunication, about being alone and loneliness; about giving, taking and sharing.

In a world dominated by social media depicting perfect, and perfectly happy, lives, Out of Heart shows how it is life's imperfections that allow us to grow into who we are meant to be.

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