Author:
Nicholas Royle (one of our writers)
Type:
Novel
Published:
November 1997
Publisher:
Abacus
ISBN-13:
978-0349109565

About the publication

A heart transplant in Victorian Knightsbridge is followed by a near-death experience a century later. The London city streets provide a strange emotional network for a young man coming to terms with his father's imminent death. In an abandoned hospital, Danny's life is transformed when he makes love to a bottle-blonde waitress. A beautiful cardiologist falls for her patient's friend, and an idyllic break in Western Australia is foreshadowed by the threat of violence. Dangerous and dark connections of the heart reveal themselves - a gripping narrative of loss and redemption.

Reviews

A virtuoso piece of experimental writing.

The Guardian

A brutal fantasy ... a dazzling debut.

Maxim

This is a breakthrough book … satisfying, powerful and surprising.

Independent