** SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING RENEE ZELLWEGER, LOUIE ANDERSON AND OWEN TEAGUE **Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn't left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. After nearly two decades of silence, it is Charlene's unexpected phone call to Arthur - a plea for help - that jostles them into action.
** SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING RENEE ZELLWEGER, LOUIE ANDERSON AND OWEN TEAGUE ** Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn't left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away, in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising sporting career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel's mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur's. After nearly two decades of silence, it is Charlene's unexpected phone call to Arthur - a plea for help - that jostles them into action.
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About Liz Moore
Liz Moore is the author of the acclaimed novels Heft, recently optioned as a feature film, and The Unseen World, which was optioned for television. A winner of the 2014 Rome Prize in Literature, she lives in Philadelphia.
Heft by Liz Moore
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