Sebastian Faulks - Where My Heart Used To Beat (2nd Hand Paperback)
Sunday Times Bestseller.
On a small island off the south coast of France, Robert Hendricks, an English doctor who has seen the best and the worst the twentieth century had to offer, is forced to confront the events that made up his life.
His host, and antagonist, is Alexander Pereira, a man whose time is running out, but who seems to know more about his guest than Hendricks himself does.
The search for sanity takes us through the war in Italy in 1944, a passionate love that seems to hold out hope, the great days of idealistic work in the 1960s and finally - unforgettably - back into the trenches of the Western Front.
The recurring themes of Sebastian Faulks’s fiction are brought together with a new stylistic brilliance as the novel casts a long, baleful light over the century we have left behind but may never fully understand. Daring, ambitious and in the end profoundly moving, this is Faulks’s most remarkable book yet.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 2016 (Vintage)
- ISBN : 9780099549246
- SKU : B002037
- PPC : SP280gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"In Birdsong, Charlotte Gray, On Green Dolphin Street, Devil May Care and A Week in December Sebastian Faulks has established himself as a formidable story teller. If anything he raises the bar with "Where My Heart Used to Beat". Its complex, highly personal, and courageously explores the world of psychiatric disorders, and the methods used and abused to treat people across the 20th Century. Mixed in with this theme is a close encounter with both World Wars." - Goodreads Review.
"Interesting generational mapping of characters carefully woven together. Demonstrates the emotional turmoil of war through complex characterization." - Google Review.
Sebastian Charles Faulks CBE FRSL (born 20 April 1953) is a British novelist, journalist and broadcaster. He is best known for his historical novels set in France - The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdsong and Charlotte Gray.
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