Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal


Kerangal’s novel focuses on the 24 hours around a heart transplant and all of the people affected. I think her prose is beautiful and captures the waves of emotion and action, of tragedy and hope. My only criticism is that the writing felt just a tad inflated at times, but I’m sure it’s pitch-perfect for some.

Gwenamon says: Artful and poignant

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