This absorbing novel tells the story of a 50-year-old professor’s exploration of identity after receiving a heart transplant. Patrick, an alcoholic and a womaniser, is granted a second chance by accepting the heart of an ill-fated 17-year-old. He then embarks on a mission to find out all he can about his donor.

Dawson skilfully entwines the lives of two vastly different characters to create a touching journey. The backdrop of rural Cambridgeshire provides a calm setting that mirrors Patrick’s new approach to life. A witty, uplifting account of self-discovery and change in middle age.
Sarah Fortescue

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