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By Kate Wenner

ISBN-10: 0743251644

ISBN-13: 9780743251648

ISBN-10: 1451656459

ISBN-13: 9781451656459

From the acclaimed writer of Setting Fires, this hugely unique novel deals a protagonist so intensely felt and so compassionately rendered that readers won't simply enable her pass on the novel's finish. She is Marea Hoffman, who, after wandering the area for seven years, has again to ny at age thirty with the purpose of beginning her actual existence.

But Marea techniques every little thing in her personal idiosyncratic variety, and he or she is quickly seeing 4 varied therapists at the same time and telling her tale to every differently. the tale she unearths is ready her youth in Nineteen Fifties Princeton in the course of the age of "duck and canopy" drills and McCarthyism, while worry of communism obsessed the USA. Marea's father, a Holocaust survivor, labored at the new york venture and afterward the improvement of the hydrogen bomb; her mom was once a proven pacifist.

Frightened by way of her early publicity to the specter of nuclear annihilation, younger Marea reveals convenience within the corporation of her father's colleague and buddy, the grandfatherly Albert Einstein. Einstein charms Marea at the same time he provokes the wrenching ethical debate that might force her mom and dad aside. whilst Einstein disappears from Marea's existence as unexpectedly as he entered it and her father is killed in a mysterious automobile coincidence, she is left by myself with a mom she now not trusts and with questions that may not depart.

Nearly twenty years later, throughout the August hiatus from her 4 therapists, Marea takes a reluctant journey domestic to Princeton. There her eyes are newly opened to the previous whilst she uncovers her father's mystery chilly conflict diary.
Weaving backward and forward among Nineteen Seventies ny and Fifties Princeton, Wenner's exploration of the influence that heritage could have on a tender existence is robust and moving—a deeply clever examine the problem of discovering desire within the smooth age.

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