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A Piece of My Heart

book | Fiction | 1976
US → The Harvill Press
UK → Bloomsbury Publishing

Robard Hewes has driven across the country in search of a woman named Buena who, twelve years ago, infused him with a feeling that has now turned into obsession.

Sam Newel has travelled from Chicago seeking the missing piece of himself. They both find themselves on an uncharted hunting island in the Mississippi owned by an old man named Lamb.

When these men converge on this strange land, each discovers the thing he's looking for yet triggers a conflagration of inevitable violence in this tense and brutal yet moving tale.

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This is one of those books that hit you hard... a story filled with breathing characters and genius-crafted dialogue between moments of consummate description
Houston Chronicle

Its power is mysterious and unmistakeable... extraordinary
Newsweek

A tour de force
The Telegraph

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