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ISBN13: 9780060825256
ISBN10: 0060825251
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This is the story of an unlikely love at the dawn of the electric age in America. In 1914, Toma Pekocevic is a penniless immigrant in New York recently escaped from the bloody politics of the Balkans that has claimed most of his family. He is also a gifted inventor who designs a revolutionary water turbine while working with Harriet Bigelow, scion of a proud Connecticut iron-making dynasty now fallen on hard times. Their attraction is immediate and overwhelming, but every circumstance is against them. Toma's invention is all he has after losing Harriet to a wealthy politician, but he is determined to win her back, setting the stage for a confrontation that could change not only his life but the course of scientific progress.

About the Author

Starling Lawrence is the editor in chief and vice chairman of W.W. Norton & Company. He is the author of the novel Montenegro and the story collection Legacies. He lives in New York City and northwestern Connecticut.

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lddspm, October 14, 2008 (view all comments by lddspm)
This book gives an interesting account of the early history of modern electricity and an entertaining love story. I did not want it to end. I loved it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060825256
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Lawrence, Starling
Author:
by Starling Lawrence
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20070612
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.04x6.60x1.12 in. .72 lbs.

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