Heart Seizure Book Summary and Study Guide

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Morrow, Apr 2003, 21.95, 480 pp.
ISBN: 0380977583

Rose Tailor needs a heart transplant, but her AB blood type makes her need the rarest of organs. Over time Rose works her way to the top of the AB list and is the person to receive the next heart. However, while on the campaign trail for reelection doing the “required” Clinton fitness jog, President Webster collapses. Rushed to the hospital, he needs an AB heart transplant.
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When stunt car driver Mardell Coleman dies in a crash leaving his AB ticker in place, all the president's men jump the conga line to take the heart while Rose's two adult sons, attorney Spence and banker Boyd, think otherwise. The competition seems unfair as Webster only has the FBI while Tailor has only her two sons who have slew nothing. The mad, mad, mad world chase begins with one heart for whoever proves to be the worthier warrior.

HEART SEIZURE is a wild satire that skews many of the sacred icons of American society especially the notion of fair play when the upper elite or the bottom line competes against the multitude of middle masses. The novel turns the “Stupid White Man's” calendar into a full Keystone Cop's parody of the hallowed symbols of equality. Though relationships outside the Tailor family and the governmental vertical organization are never developed, the cast in its zany way makes the story work. Fans who want to see the other side of the rest of the story will relish Bill Fitzhugh's latest skin ripper, but clearly more cheers will come from the supporters of Bernie Sanders than those who are always right.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very humorous Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   selling organs Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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