Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

By Jan-Philipp Sendker      This fable like story tells the
magical love story between Tin Win and Mi Mi set in Burma before WWII. The tale begins with Julia as she searches for her father, Tin Win, who has disappeared from New York leaving their small family mystified, sad and angry. When Julia discovers a long forgotten letter to a woman named Mi Mi she begins her journey to find her father or least the truth. She is befriended by a man in a small village who shares with Julia the tale of her fathers life and so begins the story within the story. The writing, translated from German, is beautiful and poetic. The morals and hidden meanings found through sounds, words and ones heart are what makes us who we are. The underlying truths allow people to share love and life with each other, a deep desire we all share yet hide, bury and refuse to face in light of the everyday rules we have created for our society. I love this story and all it stands for. It is a quiet, slow read. A simple story you will think about long after the book ends. And I believe thats the point. BUY TODAY!! The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

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