The ART of HEARING HEARTBEATS by Jan-Philipp Sendker, 2006. Translated from the German by Kevin Wiliarty. This book is a Target Club Pick book.
This is the story of Julia Win whose father disappears one day, much to the shock and confusion of his family. Later they find a love letter he’d written many years ago to a Burmese woman. Julia took it upon herself to solve the mystery about her father’s mysterious past. So she leaves her budding legal career on hold to travel to Burma. In the small mountain village of Kalaw she is approached by a man who knows who she is, and was even expecting her the past four years when her father disappeared. The old man met Julia on her first day in the village, where he began to tell her about her father’s life. They keep meeting every afternoon when he tells her the fascinating story of her father’s life, including his romance with a local girl. I imagine the story will be very interesting to read.
NOTE: This is a good book, I’m enjoying it a lot!