by Liz Moore


Paperback, 352 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $15.95 | purchase

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An obese former academic shut-in and a poor kid dreaming of a successful baseball career are linked together by a former student who transforms their lives.


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At first glance, the two protagonists of Liz Moore's second novel, Heft, seem so dissimilar that it's hard to believe they even belong in the same book. Arthur Opp once taught literature to college students. Now he is 58, a recluse weighing 550 pounds, living in the house in which he grew up. Kel Keller is handsome and popular, an extremely talented high school baseball player who is hoping to make it to the bigs. Because I don't believe in giving anything away about the plot, all I

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