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The infinities

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In his first novel since the Booker Prize-winning The Sea, John Banville gives us a dazzling new book that chronicles both a human family and a rather unholy gathering of immortals. On a languid midsummer's day, old Adam Godley, a renowned theoretical mathematician, is dying. His family gathers at his bedside: his son, young Adam, struggling to maintain his marriage to a radiantly beautiful actress; his nineteen-year-old daughter, Petra, filled with voices and visions as she waits for the inevitable; their stepmother, Ursula, whose relations with the Godley children are strained at best; Petra's young man--perhaps more interested in the father than the daughter--who has arrived for an untimely visit. And around the Godley family hover the mischievous gods: among them, Zeus, who has his eye on young Adam's wife, and Hermes, our narrator: We too are petty and vindictive, he tells us, just like you, when we are put to it. As old Adam's days on earth start to run out, these unearthly beings start to stir up trouble, to sometimes unintended effect . . . Blissfully inventive and playful, rich in psychological insight and sensual detail, The Infinities is at once a gloriously earthy romp and a wise look at the terrible, wonderful plight of being human.
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Full title infinities
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Last Update 2018-05-23 23:09:43PM
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display_description On a languid midsummer's day in the countryside, old Adam Godley, a renowned theoretical mathematician lies dying. Gathered around him are his family: Adam, his son; Adam's wife; Petra, his daughter; his wife Ursula, stepmother to his children; and his daughter's young man. But the Godley family is not alone in their vigil. Around them hovers a family of mischievious immortals who begin to sir up trouble to sometimes wildly unintended effect.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Families -- Ireland -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Mathematicians -- Fiction, Terminally ill -- Family relationships -- Fiction
title_display The infinities
title_full The Infinities, The Infinities [sound recording] / John Banville, The infinities / John Banville
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topic_facet Audiobooks, Families, Family relationships, Fathers and sons, Fiction, Literature, Mathematicians, Terminally ill