The Art of Hearing Heartbeats - Jan-Philipp Sendker Wonderful lines about love, death, happiness and the senses. Traditional Burmese beliefs described within the story. You must pay careful attention or you will find yourself confused. I was a bit upset at the end when I was not sure who one main character was. Was U Ba Mi Mi’s brother? That is why I gave it three rather than four stars. This could have been my fault rather than the book’s.