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Heft

Heft

by Liz Moore

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Overview

A heartwarming novel about larger-than-life characters and second chances.

Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn't left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away, in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career—if he can untangle himself from his family drama. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel’s mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur’s. After nearly two decades of silence, it is Charlene’s unexpected phone call to Arthur—a plea for help—that jostles them into action. Through Arthur and Kel’s own quirky and lovable voices, Heft tells the winning story of two improbable heroes whose sudden connection transforms both their lives. Like Elizabeth McCracken’s The Giant’s House, Heft is a novel about love and family found in the most unexpected places.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393082890
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 199,762
File size: 781 KB

About the Author

Liz Moore is a writer and musician. Her debut novel, The Words of Every Song, was published in 2007, and she recently released her album Backyards. She is a professor at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, where she lives.

What People are Saying About This

Russell Banks

This is the real deal, Liz Moore is the real deal — she's written a novel that will stick with you long after you've finished it.

Ann Hood

In Heft, Liz Moore creates a cast of vulnerable, lonely misfits that will break your heart and then make it soar. What a terrific novel!

Mary Gordon

Heft is a work that radiantly combines compassion and a clear eyed vision. This is a novel of rare originality and sophistication.

Colum McCann

A suspenseful, restorative novel from one of our fine young voices.

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