Garcia's Heart: A Novel

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Macmillan, Feb 3, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel
In this enthralling debut novel, neurologist Patrick Lazerenko travels to The Hague to witness the war crimes trial of his mentor, Hernan García, a Honduran doctor accused of involvement in torture. As García's supposed crimes are revealed, Patrick wrestles with what truth there may be behind the accusations, haunted as he is by his own youthful memories of the man and his family. But it isn't until García's shocking intentions come to light that Patrick begins to realize that however sophisticated his knowledge of the brain may be, it will take more for him to understand the human heart.

 

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The Perception of Ethics

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GARCIA'S HEART by Liam Durcan wrestles with serious and ultimately unanswerable ethical questions. Instead of a Socratic dialogue, he offers a layering of events. The first event is a groundwork of ... Read full review

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Garcia's Heart (Liam Durcan)--beautifully written book about a man's (Patrick), struggle with trying to understand how the most influential man in his formative years--a Honduran immigrant who was a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
22
Section 3
46
Section 4
59
Section 5
71
Section 6
83
Section 7
92
Section 8
112
Section 13
188
Section 14
204
Section 15
209
Section 16
222
Section 17
242
Section 18
266
Section 19
270
Section 20
279

Section 9
117
Section 10
131
Section 11
147
Section 12
169
Section 21
283
Section 22
291
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Liam Durcan's first book, the story collection A Short Journey by Car, was chosen by Canada's Globe and Mail as one of the Top 100 Books of 2004. His fiction has been published in The Fiddlehead, Zoetrope, The Antigonish Review, and Maisonneuve. Durcan is a neurologist at the Montreal Neurological Hospital and an assistant professor at McGill University. He lives in Montreal with his family. Garcia's Heart is his first novel.

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