The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, Jan-Philipp Sendker
Jan-Philipp Sendker

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

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'Set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is a rare novel. Telling the story of a young blind man’s journey through a world of auditory intensity, Jan-Philipp Sendker renews one’s faith in the possibility of real, pure love. I finished the book in tears'— SHAWNA YANG RYAN, author of Water Ghosts

'Magical'— Huffington Post

'Imbued with Eastern spirituality and fairy-tale romanticism'— Kirkus Reviews

'An epic narrative that requires a large box of tissues'— Publishers Weekly

When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be — until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago to a Burmese woman. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience and passion that will change her life for ever. A poignant and heart-warming love story, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats will reaffirm your belief in the resilience of the human heart.
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278 printed pages
Original publication
2013
Publishers
Birlinn, Polygon

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