The Gold Bug Variations
Paperback $22.99 - RANDOM HOUSE UK
Fiction - Published: 5/Nov/2019 - ISBN: 9781784709723
From the Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Overstory
From one of America's greatest writers, an enthralling story about desire, new love and the mysteries of science
The Gold Bug Variations is a double love story of two young couples separated by a distance of twenty-five years. Stuart Ressler, a brilliant young molecular biologist, sets out in 1957 to crack the genetic code. His efforts are sidetracked by other, more intractable codes - social, moral, musical, spiritual - and he falls in love with a member of his research team. Years later, another young man and woman team up to investigate a different scientific mystery - why did the eminently promising Ressler suddenly disappear from the world of science? Strand by strand, these two love stories twist about each other in a double helix of desire. Richard Powers is the author of twelve novels, including Orfeo (which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize), The Echo Maker, The Time of Our Singing, Galatea 2.2 and Plowing the Dark. He is the recipient of a MacArthur grant and the National Book Award, and has been a Pulitzer Prize and four-time NBCC finalist. He lives in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. From one of America's greatest writers, an enthralling story about desire, new love and the mysteries of science
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