Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes cardiovascular doctor Antonio Gomes about his romance book and more.
António aka Anthony Gomes is a Professor of Medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, NYC. He has published more than 150 articles in Cardiovascular Medicine and two textbooks of Cardiology, Signal Averaged Electrocardiography: Basic Concepts Methods and Application and Heart Rhythm Disorders . He has also published articles in the humanities in anthologies, books, newspapers, and magazines; two books of poetry entitled Visions from Grymes Hill and Mirrored Reflections ); and three novels, The Sting of Peppercorns ; Nas Garras Do Destino ; and Have A Heart .
ABOUT HAVE A HEART: mAY 1998, Ali and his mother attend the premiere of the ballet Swan Lake at the Metropolitan Opera House, where Anna, the Russian ballerina, is making her American Ballet Theatre debut as Odette/Odile. While dancing in the ballet, suddenly and unexpectedly, Anna, the Swan Queen, collapses, and the story begins. The next day, Dr. Ali is called to consult on Anna. He finds her in heart failure due to weakness of her heart muscle. Anna undergoes a barrage of tests and is crushed that her dancing days are over. During Anna’s hospital stay, and subsequently, Anna and Ali, take a liking to each other and when her heart condition improves, they became lovers. Several months later, Ali meets Nancy, an investment analyst who works at the World Trade Center. He remains torn for his concern for Anna’s health and his blossoming relationship with Nancy. In Have A Heart, Gomes explores the intertwined romantic and professional lives of three individuals.
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