Liz Moore’s second book, Heft, follows the story of an obese recluse in Brooklyn and a teen baseball star in Yonkers, N.Y.—and the intricate ties that intersect their difficult lives.
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The story centers around a former academic, Arthur, who fell in love with a student, Charlene, who later had the teen Kel. While Arthur and Kel both wrestle with the difficulties they face in their lives—fractured families, substance abuse, depression and acceptance—Moore expertly weaves together their stories as they eventually work toward one another.
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