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Publisher Description

Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: his wife is having the affair, and he is still in love with her. When Beard's professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and save the world from environmental disaster.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
18 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

markalun ,

An engaging read

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It does a good job of educating the reader about some of the science around climate change and photovoltaics whilst at the same time being an engaging and at times comic, human story. Ian McEwan's sharp writing and the twists and turns in Michael Beard's highly complicated - and at times pretty excruciating - personal life make for a very good read.

matatko ,

McEwan funny and educational

I enjoyed reading this book

gabkadt ,

A very entertaining tale

Threaded around the scientific and industrial green energy debate a brilliant and vain antivillian's story is told. Beautiful.

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