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Author Scheinmann, Danny.

Title Random acts of heroic love / Danny Scheinmann.

Publication Info. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Adult Fiction  FIC SCHEINMANN, D    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Adult Fiction  F SCHEINMANN, DANNY    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC SCHEINMANN    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 388 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary Young Leo Deakin wakes in a hospital in Ecuador in 1992 to discover that his girlfriend, Eleni, has died in a bus crash. Overwhelmed with guilt and grief, Leo returns to life seeking the meaning behind his new predicament: left behind, haunted by his dead lover and ambivalent over whether he should shake her hold on him. In an effort to break through his son's grief, Leo's dad imparts the tale of Leo's grandfather Moritz Daniecki, who as a WWI POW escaped across the Siberian wasteland to make it back to the woman he loved. The parallel powers of love and grief form the meeting points of these mirror sagas, which Scheinmann combines to remarkable effect.
Subject Escaped prisoners of war -- Russia -- Fiction.
Hospital patients -- South America -- Fiction.
ISBN 9780312538330 alkaline paper
0312538332 alkaline paper
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