The Ticking Heart

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Pub Date: 09/17/2019

Pages: 176

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: Coach House Books

Imprint: Coach House Books

ISBN 13: 9781552453896

ISBN 10: 1552453898

Price: $17.95 / $25.99 CAN

Category: FICTION / Literary

The Ticking Heart

By Andrew Kaufman

Price: $17.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

One cold winter night, Charlie shares a cab with a stranger in a purple hat. As they talk, a cloud of purple smoke overwhelms him and he wakes up to find himself behind the only desk in the Epiphany Detective Agency. Charlie, as it turns out, is trapped in Metaphoria, an otherworldly place that reality has forgotten, a place where everything means something else. His first client is Shirley Miller, who insists on hiring Charlie to find her husband's missing heart. In fact, she's so insistent that she replaces Charlie's heart with a bomb. He has twenty-four hours to find Twiggy Miller's heart -- and its meaning -- or his own will explode.

Tender and brutal, optimistic and despairing, this modern fable by the author of the cult hit All My Friends Are Superheroes takes a fresh look at what it means to fall into, and out of, love.

About the Book

A bookend to All My Friends Are Superheroes -- a charming novel about falling out of love

Author

Andrew Kaufman lives and writes in Toronto. He was born in Wingham, Ontario, making him the second-most-famous Canadian writer to come from Wingham (after Alice Munro, of course). He is the author of international bestseller All My Friends are Superheroes, The Waterproof Bible, ReLit Award–winner The Tiny Wife, and Born Weird, which was named a Best Book of the Year by The Globe and Mail and was shortlisted for the Leacock award for humor.