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Ian McEwan - Solar (2nd Hand Hardback)

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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: 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, this is a story of one man's greed and self-deception; a darkly satirical novel showing human frailty struggling with the most pressing and complex problem of our time.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Fiction - Humorous Fiction
  • Published : 2010 (Jonathan Cape - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
  • ISBN : 9780224090490
  • SKU : B000597
  • PPC : SP550gm
  • RRP : Unknown (Clipped)
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Great satire of a scientist who is all too human in his appetites, insecurities, and problems in relationships. The protagonist, Michael Beard, is a Nobel laureate in quantum physics who has run out of ideas and bumbles through marriage after marriage, a lovable misanthrope and solipsist. McEwan portrays very realistically how such a physicist might hitch his sail to the movement for renewable energy, artificial photosynthesis in particular" - Goodreads Review.

"Savagely funny. Enormously entertaining." - Sunday Times.

"A satirical masterpiece . . . it will come to be regarded as a classic." - Daily Telegraph.

"A stunningly accomplished work, possibly his best yet." - Financial Times.

"McEwan has succeeded in producing a novel that is both profoundly serious and hilariously funny." - Mail on Sunday.

"Vivacious and sprawling, a beautifully and compellingly written novel." - The Times.

The Author

Ian Russell McEwan, CBE, FRSA, FRSL is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 2008, The Times featured him on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945" and The Daily Telegraph ranked him number 19 in its list of the "100 most powerful people in British culture".

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