Strange Heart Beating

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Seb’s beautiful, beloved wife Leda has been killed by a swan. With a name like that, with a bizarre family history like hers, it isn’t really surprising. Seb has a grip on her story and its aesthetics; he knows how it should go. Except that he doesn’t. Sorting through her belongings after her death, he comes across a packet of unopened letters from a man whom Leda has never mentioned. It is a loose detail in the thread of his narrative that, when pulled, unravels the whole story of his marriage. Who is this stranger who knew her so well? Why did she flee her home village in Latvia? What happened to her as a young woman in London? Who, Seb wonders, was his wife?

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Seb’s beautiful, beloved wife Leda has been killed by a swan. Sorting through her belongings after her death, he comes across a packet of unopened letters from Olaf, a man whom Leda had never mentioned. Floundering professionally and sunk by grief, he decides to travel to Leda’s home village in Latvia to patch her story together. But with each new person that he turns to for answers, Seb is met instead by more questions about Leda, her past and their life together.A darkly funny, seductive novel that confronts the black undercurrent of possession inherent in love, Strange Heart Beating is a breathtaking debut from an author whose vision is both acerbic and tender.

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Weight 0.152 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.2 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

194

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K