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Heft by [Moore, Liz]
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Heft Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 93 customer reviews

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This is not a novel with a happy ending, and that's a good thing. Moore doesn't tie her story up in a pretty package and hand it to the reader with care, but artfully acknowledges in the end that some heavy loads cannot easily be left behind.

Arthur Opp is heartbreaking. A 58-year old former professor of literature, he weighs 550 lbs., hasn t left his Brooklyn apartment in years and is acutely attuned to both the painful and analgesic dimensions of his self-imposed solitude. Kel Keller, a handsome and popular high school athlete whose mother drinks too much to take care of him or even herself, faces his own wrenching struggles. The pair, apparently connected only by a slender thread, at first seem unlikely as co-narrators and protagonists of this novel, but they both become genuine heroes as their separate journeys through loneliness finally intersect. Though Moore s narrative is often deeply sad, it is never maudlin. She writes with compassion and emotional insight but resists sentimentality, briskly moving her plot forward, building suspense and empathy. Most impressive is her ability to thoroughly inhabit the minds of Arthur and Kel; these are robust, complex characters to champion, not pity. The single word of the title is obviously a reference to Arthur s morbid obesity, but it also alludes to the weight of true feelings and the courage needed to confront them. Heft leads to hope. "

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! --Ann Hood"

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

Few novelists of recent memory have put our bleak isolation into words as clearly as Liz Moore does. . . . By the end we are in love with the characters and just want to see them happy.

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.--Russell Banks

This is not a novel with a happy ending, and that s a good thing. Moore doesn t tie her story up in a pretty package and hand it to the reader with care, but artfully acknowledges in the end that some heavy loads cannot easily be left behind."

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

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

A bittersweet novel, Heft is peopled by men and women so isolated by their fear or rejection, they've ceased to seek meaningful connections.

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An unforgettable novel about finding love in the most unexpected places

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 842 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (3 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007X2D2TE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 93 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #135,222 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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