Maylis de Kerangal in conversation with Amrita Tripathi

 

What makes up the heart, beyond its mass and volume? Prix Medicis award winner Maylis de Kerangal’s novel The Heart takes place over24 hours surrounding a fatal accident and a resulting heart transplant as life is taken from a young man and given to a woman close to death. In conversation with Amrita Tripathi, she speaks about the questions her novel evokes about the wide, grey line between life and death.