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Random Acts of Heroic Love

Danny Scheinmann

Thomas Dunne Books

With over 200,000 copies sold in the UK, a Richard & Judy pick, rights sold in 19 countries, called “riveting” and “mesmerizing,” this is a cinematic debut from a gifted new writer. Based on real family events, Danny Scheinmann’s novel paints a dramatic portrait of two epic love stories.

1992: Traveling through South America with his girlfriend, Leo wakes up in a hospital to find his girlfriend is dead. He blames himself for the tragedy and is sucked into a spiral of despair. But a surprising secret leads Leo to discover something that will change his life forever.

1917: Moritz is a POW fugitve, with seven thousand kilometers of the Russian steppes separating him from his first love, whose memory has kept him alive through carnage and captivity. The war may be over, but he now faces a perilous journey and the insecurity of whether his love is still waiting.


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Random Acts of Heroic Love
1THE MIND AFTER A SHARP BLOW TO THE HEAD IS LIKE A HOUSE after a hurricane: unrecognizable shards, shreds and splinters.Fragments of memory lie scattered in the wreckage. All the pieces are there, somewhere -- but the landscape is so distorted that, stumbling across them, the brain has no idea what they are or where they are from.'Where is Eleni?''Muerta,' says the doctor.Leo's eyes close, he is oddly calm watching the bomb hurtle towards him. One last look before he is swept away. He searches his mind and does not recognize the view. A thick fog smothers everything;
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"Scheinmann writes with a confidence and clarity unusual in a first-time author. His story is carefully structured, nicely paced and well-imagined. The reader is fully with Leo in the irrationality of grief, and with Moritz in the bitter Siberian cold. Both share stories of amazing survival, moving forward when any movement at all seems next to impossible. And the ultimate, unifying impetus is love, emerging in heroic proportion."
--Denver Post

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  • Danny Scheinmann

  • DANNY SCHEINMANN is a writer, actor and storyteller where he lives in London with his wife and three children.

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