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The Boy with Two Hearts by Hamed Amiri

The Boy with Two Hearts: A Story of Hope - BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week 29 June - 3 July 2020

Hamed Amiri

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Imprint: Icon Books Ltd
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Publication date: 18 Jun 2020
ISBN: 9781785786198

One family's escape from the Taliban and their fight to save their son.

4 stars out of 5
25 Jun 2020

"a terrifying insight into what it’s like to be a refugee "

This book is a love letter to the NHS, whose staff renewed Hamed’s faith in humanity. The family ‘couldn’t believe the level of care we were shown, given that we weren’t from the UK’. But most importantly, it’s a love letter to his big brother — ‘the funniest, the smartest, the most alive’. Hussein was the boy with two hearts, his physical one breaking while his metaphorical one grew bigger every day.