- ISBN 978 0 7206 1489 3
The Lonely Hearts Club
The Lonely Hearts Club is the first novel by the acclaimed biographer, Dennis
Friedman. This witty and unique tale centres on five heart-attack convalescents who
get to know each other as they are working out in a gym as part of their recovery.
Each character enters a gym environment for the first time and is weighed down by
his feelings of mortality. Over a short space of time, however, strong friendships
form between all of them as they spur each other on: the ‘Club’ becomes not only
a refuge from worries and fears, but a debating chamber and springboard into a
new life –when each had thought that they were entering their final years. Funny,
compassionate and heart-warming, The Lonely Hearts Club is a story about life,
self-discovery and cameraderie, told with considerable charm.
DENNIS FRIEDMAN is a psychiatrist and author of innovative studies of phobias, sexual problems and other psychological disorders. His previous works for Peter Owen are Darling Georgie: The Enigma of King George V and Ladies of the Bedchamber. This is his first novel.