ISBN 9789385288081,The Art Of Hearing Heartbeats

The Art Of Hearing Heartbeats



Speaking Tiger Books

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789385288081

ISBN-10 9385288083


Number of Pages 336 Pages
Language (English)


When Julia Wins father disappears one morning without a trace, on the day after her graduation from law school, her family is left unsettled and confused. Its not until a few years later that her mother finds a piece of the puzzle - an unmailed love letter to a Burmese woman named Mi Mi.

Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her fathers past, Julia puts her career and her life on hold to travel to the village where Mi Mi once lived. Her journey takes her to the small mountain village of Kalaw, where she is approached by a man who claims to know her father and who seems to have an uncanny knowledge of Julia herself. Intrigued, she returns to meet him every afternoon and listen to his incredible tales of her fathers youth - of his childhood blindness, his education at a monastery and, most of all, about his passionate relationship with a local girl. At first Julia is unwilling to believe that the romantic boy in this poignant story has anything to do with her reticent father, but soon she can no longer withstand the almost mystical invoking of mysterious past events, entwined as they are with the influence of the stars and with a love larger than life. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is a magical and uplifting tale of hardship and resilience and the power of love to move mountains.