- File Size: 1096 KB
- Print Length: 52 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: This Very Breath Publishing (May 14, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 14, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KCDLN6A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,302,005 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Right-Hearted: Finding What’s Right With a Wrong-Sided Heart Kindle Edition
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"Daniel Wallock's book Right-Hearted is a trip down memory lane to the heady, passionate days of first love. But Wallock writes ofit while the freshness and frustration of the awkward encounters are still damp with sweat. He is Holden Caulfield, if Salinger hadwritten Catcher In the Rye while he was still living it."
"In the vein of the seminal debut memoirs of Jim Carroll and Tobias Wolff, Right-Hearted is an intensely visceral and deeply sincere account of the physical and emotional struggles of a nascent writer transitioning from adolescence to young adulthood. Wallock's life story is innately compelling--against all odds, he survived a slew of surgeries for multiple congenital heart conditions--but it is his unique voice that makes Right-Hearted such an impressive debut."
--Scott Alexander Jones, author of elsewhere and Carpe Demons
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In this very brief love story Daniel relates his life before age 16, a life filled with the consequential multiple surgeries that resulted form his being born with dextrocardia, a congenital defect where the heart is on the right side of the chest instead of the left, a condition often associated with multiple associated defects such as double outlet right ventricle, endocardial cushion defect, pulmonary stenosis or atresia, single ventricle, transposition of the great vessels, and ventricular septal defect. Just how many of these defects Daniel had is not shared, but the concept is that this is a lad who very possibly could have not survived both birth and the subsequent operations. We meet him beneath a full moon, hearing the chatter of girls, feeling alienated and an outsider. The girls insist he attend a dance and reluctantly Daniel attends and there meets Chloe, a skip of the heart beat Chloe, whom Daniel feels is special. They attempt a dance, though neither knows how, and from that gentle moment they gradually open up to each other and Daniel discovers that Chloe had similar birth defects to his. A bond is formed - not one of pity but one of illumination of finding someone who understands and unreservedly accepts his past and enhances his present.
The beauty of this little book is in the manner in which Daniel Wallock writes. His story is unique, his discovery under the full moon is beautiful, and he relates all of this without self-pity or morose overtones. This is simply an eloquent little love story about two extraordinary survivors. Daniel Wallock appears to have a handle on a successful writing career. Grady Harp, June 14
Well-written accounting of a teenagers life-threatening heart condition and love. Wallock can write! I was impressed beyond words at the ability to tell his story in a colorful, passionate way--and I don't impress easily.
Daniel Wallock has two gifts; his survival and his writing. I wish him much success with both (and love too) and look forward to his next work!!!
This story is worth blogging about!!!