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Title: Mend the Living
Authors: De Kerangal, Maylis
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 230
Year: 2014
Publisher: Quercus
Language: English
Description: It may be the middle of the winter but Simon Limbeau and his friends relish their crazy early morning surfing session at Le Havre. But it is to be Simon's last - on their way home, there is an accident and Simon ceases to be the vibrant young man he was and will become a source of life to many others. In the 24 hours that follow, a complex operation swings into gear: from organ harvesting to donation, each careful detail, each heart-felt emotion, family and friends to nurses and doctors, and finally to Claire Mejan who will receive Simon's heart.

This is an unforgettable story of transformation that honours the players of life and death in this French drama, deftly capturing in its eloquent language the miracle they are involved in.
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary, Grief/loss, Medical/Health, Morals/Ethics, Relationships, Tragedy/disaster, Translation, France, 2019 Titles

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