A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks and some creasing running vertically down on the front cover near the spine, and running vertically down the back cover, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.
"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."
Paperback | 304 pages
153 x 234 x 21mm | 381g
18 Mar 2010
Jonathan Cape Ltd
London, United Kingdom