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Publisher Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of Long Bright River: "A stunningly sad and heroically hopeful tale…This is a beautiful novel about relationships of the most makeshift kind." —O, The Oprah Magazine

Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away, in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel’s mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur’s. Told with warmth and intelligence through Arthur and Kel’s own quirky and lovable voices, Heft is the story of two improbable heroes whose connection transforms both their lives.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
January 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Delaoliva3 ,

Pretty good

Well written, but just an 'okay' story. I think this author has a lot of talent and look forward to more

GrandmaPA1234 ,

HEFT

Very much enjoyed reading HEFT. Delightful..

Franklin Avenue ,

Directionless

There isn't much plot here, and when that's the case, then either the characters or the writing itself need to pull the reader through, but these weren't there either. Arthur Opp is at his most intriguing in the beginning, where events leading up to his seclusion are provided. It's downhill from there -- if only this novel went as fast as a thing going downhill. Merciless entrapment in stilted present tense. Feels incomplete. A waste of time.

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