Heft: A Novel

Heft: A Novel

by Liz Moore

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393343885
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 95,622
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Liz Moore is the author of the acclaimed novel Heft. A winner of the 2014 Rome Prize in Literature, she lives in Philadelphia.

What People are Saying About This

Russell Banks

This is the real deal, Liz Moore is the real deal — she's written a novel that will stick with you long after you've finished it.

Ann Hood

In Heft, Liz Moore creates a cast of vulnerable, lonely misfits that will break your heart and then make it soar. What a terrific novel!

Mary Gordon

Heft is a work that radiantly combines compassion and a clear eyed vision. This is a novel of rare originality and sophistication.

Colum McCann

A suspenseful, restorative novel from one of our fine young voices.

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