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The literary event of the season: a new novel from Ian McEwan, as surprising as it is masterful.

Michael Beard is a Nobel prize–winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions, and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. While he coasts along in his professional life, Michael’s personal life is another matter entirely. His fifth marriage is crumbling under the weight of his infidelities. But this time the tables are turned: His wife is having an affair, and Michael realizes he is still in love with her.

When Michael’s personal and professional lives begin to intersect in unexpected ways, an opportunity presents itself in the guise of an invitation to travel to New Mexico. Here is a chance for him to extricate himself from his marital problems, reinvigorate his career, and very possibly save the world from environmental disaster. Can a man who has made a mess of his life clean up the messes of humanity?

A complex novel that brilliantly traces the arc of one man’s ambitions and self-deceptions, Solar is a startling, witty, and stylish new work from one of the world’s great writers.

Synopsis:

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Michael Beard is coasting through his professional life, making no real contribution since he won his award, while his fifth marriage is in danger due to his, and his wife's, infidelities; but he gets a chance at redemption when he is called on to save humanity from environmental disaster.

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IAN McEWAN is the bestselling author of thirteen books, including the novels On Chesil Beach; Saturday; Atonement, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W. H. Smith Literary Award; The Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs, both shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Amsterdam, winner of the Booker Prize; and The Child in Time, winner of the Whitbread Award; as well as the story collections First Love, Last Rites, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award; and In Between the Sheets. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385533423
Publisher:
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
Subject:
Photography : Photoessays & Documentaries
Author:
McEwan, Ian
Author:
and <i>In Between the Sheets</i>. He lives in London.
Author:
Ian McEwan
Author:
<i>Amsterdam</i>, winner of the Booker Prize
Author:
<i>Saturda</i>y
Author:
and <i>The Child in Time</i>, winner of the Whitbread Award
Subject:
Body, Mind & Spirit : Mysticism
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Foreign Languages-German-Belletristik
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Metaphysics-General
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Technological
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100330
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
287

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Product details 287 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780385533423 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Nobel Prize-winning scientist Michael Beard is coasting through his professional life, making no real contribution since he won his award, while his fifth marriage is in danger due to his, and his wife's, infidelities; but he gets a chance at redemption when he is called on to save humanity from environmental disaster.
"Synopsis" by , IAN McEWAN is the bestselling author of thirteen books, including the novels On Chesil Beach; Saturday; Atonement, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W. H. Smith Literary Award; The Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs, both shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Amsterdam, winner of the Booker Prize; and The Child in Time, winner of the Whitbread Award; as well as the story collections First Love, Last Rites, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award; and In Between the Sheets. He lives in London.
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