Sunil Yapa Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

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A heart-stopping debut about protest and riot . . . 1999. Victor, homeless after a family tragedy, finds himself pounding the streets of Seattle with little meaning or purpose. He is the estranged son of the police chief of the city, and today his father is in charge of one of the largest protests in the history of Western democracy. But in a matter of hours reality will become a nightmare. Hordes of protesters - from all sections of society - will test the patience of the city's police force, and lives will be altered forever: two armed police officers will struggle to keep calm amid the threat of violence; a protester with a murderous past will make an unforgivable mistake; and a delegate from Sri Lanka will do whatever it takes to make it through the crowd to a meeting - a meeting that could dramatically change the fate of his country. In amongst the fray, Victor and his father are heading for a collision too. Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, set during the World Trade Organization protests, is a deeply charged novel showcasing a distinct and exciting new literary voice.
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  • Sunil Yapa - Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

    Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

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    08. February 2016 um 20:29

    1999, Seattle, the day of an important WTO meeting and masses of protesters to hinder it from taking place. In the streets, the two groups oppose. Amongst the protesters are Victor, a prodigy who has been roaming the world for three years the flee the home which after the death of his mother became an uninhabitable place. King leads the protesters, but she has some secrets she'd like to keep. On the other side, there are policemen who find themselves in a situation they always feared. And Bishop, their head and father of Victor who has been looking for his son and who for days had been haunted by the feeling that they might meet in this very stressful situation. And his feeling did not betray him. A single event, just a couple of hours but nevertheless so much plot and development for just one novel. The permanent shift of perspective together with flashbacks creates a full picture of all the characters involved in this struggle and allows them to unfold and gain depth. Apart from this, the gradual development of the group pressure is fascinating, from a peaceful protest to a complete mess out of control within a couple of moments - just because we are dealing with humans who are afraid, both sides lacking understanding and strong nerves. All in all, a very revommendable novel from a psychological point if view which provides a lot of insight in the thoughts and feelings that may overcome you in a moment of highest stress.

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