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Shark Heart: A Love Story af Emily Habeck
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Shark Heart: A Love Story (udgave 2023)

af Emily Habeck (Forfatter)

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For Lewis and Wren, their first year of marriage is also their last. A few weeks after their wedding, Lewis receives a rare diagnosis. He will retain most of his consciousness, memories, and intellect, but his physical body will gradually turn into a great white shark. As Lewis develops the features and impulses of one of the most predatory creatures in the ocean, his complicated artist's heart struggles to make peace with his unfulfilled dreams. At first, Wren internally resists her husband's fate. Is there a way for them to be together after Lewis changes? Then, a glimpse of Lewis's developing carnivorous nature activates long-repressed memories for Wren, whose story vacillates between her childhood living on a houseboat in Oklahoma, her time with a college ex-girlfriend, and her unusual friendship with a woman pregnant with twin birds. Woven throughout this bold novel is the story of Wren's mother, Angela, who becomes pregnant with Wren at fifteen in an abusive relationship amidst her parents' crumbling marriage. In the present, all of Wren's grief eventually collides, and she is forced to make an impossible choice.… (mere)
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Titel:Shark Heart: A Love Story
Forfattere:Emily Habeck (Forfatter)
Info:S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books (2023), 416 pages
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The first half of this book had me ( )
  spiritedstardust | Jun 1, 2024 |
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  BurlingtonComLibrary | Apr 20, 2024 |
"Wren's love was true but methodical, and for the first time in all his life, Lewis felt secure and accepting of his sensitivity and inner turbulence, because Wren loved him just as he was."

This book was both a poetic reflection on grief and loss and deeply weird.

Newlyweds Wren and Lewis struggle with his diagnosis of a mutation that will turn him into a great white shark. At first, I thought the book meant metaphorically, but I soon discovered that no, the book means it literally. Lewis is truly turning into a shark bit by bit, from his bones breaking down into cartilage to growing fins. The timeline meanders through the years, from Wren's early experiences with loss to meeting Lewis and both of their struggles to accept the diagnosis. Both of them struggle to let go of their dreams of a life spent together, and Lewis struggles with the loss of what he hoped to accomplish - both with his drama students and as an actor himself.

Losing someone in a way that you no longer recognize them speaks to many people's experiences with dementia or other illnesses. I think the author used the animal mutation as a device to make her reflections on these experiences lighter and easier to read. It added an uncanny speculative element to an otherwise thoughtful, sensitive and emotional book. ( )
  Asingrey | Mar 16, 2024 |
This was a pleasant surprise, an unexpected gem, even. Honestly, I borrowed this because I thought the cover art was striking. I knew nothing* going into it and I think it probably was better this way. I probably would have skipped it had I known more.

Glad for the cold open because this was profoundly weird and wonderful, Impossible and relatable. Pretty sure it'll be one of my top reads this year.

Highly recommended--if you're open to offbeat, give it a chance.

*May be a partial lie. A couple of times, Kendra Adachi also likes weird books and there have been a couple of times that I forget where her newsletter book recos end and my readiscoveries begin. ( )
  angiestahl | Mar 15, 2024 |
Exquisite. Brilliant, beautiful, glorious. Exceptional! ( )
  rocketshackgirl | Mar 13, 2024 |
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Lewis: In the early days after I left New York, I would ruminate, doubt all my choices. But when I met you, I began to thank my failure. Maybe failing was a kind of miracle. Maybe everything happened just right.

Wren: You re an excellent teacher. You've said so yourself: everything in New York led you to what you should have been doing all along if you weren't so stubborn. And you're still so young. You can do anything. You can act, perform in plays again, if you want. I could support us if you want to try again.
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For Lewis and Wren, their first year of marriage is also their last. A few weeks after their wedding, Lewis receives a rare diagnosis. He will retain most of his consciousness, memories, and intellect, but his physical body will gradually turn into a great white shark. As Lewis develops the features and impulses of one of the most predatory creatures in the ocean, his complicated artist's heart struggles to make peace with his unfulfilled dreams. At first, Wren internally resists her husband's fate. Is there a way for them to be together after Lewis changes? Then, a glimpse of Lewis's developing carnivorous nature activates long-repressed memories for Wren, whose story vacillates between her childhood living on a houseboat in Oklahoma, her time with a college ex-girlfriend, and her unusual friendship with a woman pregnant with twin birds. Woven throughout this bold novel is the story of Wren's mother, Angela, who becomes pregnant with Wren at fifteen in an abusive relationship amidst her parents' crumbling marriage. In the present, all of Wren's grief eventually collides, and she is forced to make an impossible choice.

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