ISBN 9780099555346,Solar

Solar

Author:

Ian McEwan

Publisher:

Random House

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ISBN 9780099555346
Publisher

Random House

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780099555346

ISBN-10 0099555344
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 390 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

"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. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: she 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. Ranging from the Arctic Circle to the deserts of New Mexico, SOLAR is a serious and darkly satirical novel, showing human frailty struggling with the most pressing and complex problem of our time.A story of one man's greed and self-deception, it is a profound and stylish new work from one of the world's great writers."
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