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I can’t remember where I saw this book, but I can’t believe I haven’t heard of it before now. It sounds sooo good, and it’s got some very good reviews so far:
The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini. Releases in November from Picador. This is a superhero story, and I love that you can’t tell it’s about a superhero from the cover. I believe this originally started life as The Samaritan, but it was rewritten and repackaged with a new title. Here’s what Goodreads says:
EVERY SUPERHERO NEEDS TO START SOMEWHERE…
Dale Sampson is used to being a nonperson at his small-town Midwestern high school, picking up the scraps of his charismatic lothario of a best friend, Mack. He comforts himself with the certainty that his stellar academic record and brains will bring him the adulation that has evaded him in high school. But when an unthinkable catastrophe tears away the one girl he ever had a chance with, his life takes a bizarre turn as he discovers an inexplicable power: He can regenerate his organs and limbs.
When a chance encounter brings him face to face with a girl from his past, he decides that he must use his gift to save her from a violent husband and dismal future. His quest takes him to the glitz and greed of Hollywood, and into the crosshairs of shadowy forces bent on using and abusing his gift. Can Dale use his power to redeem himself and those he loves, or will the one thing that finally makes him special be his demise?The Heart Does Not Grow Back is a darkly comic, starkly original take on the superhero tale, introducing an exceptional new literary voice in Fred Venturini.
As soon as I heard about this book, I frantically went looking for it on NetGalley and Edelweiss (and found it!). I was (shockingly, considering my stats on NetGalley) approved right away! So excited! This is why I love books: those times when you stumble upon something unexpected.
Let me know what you’re waiting on:-)