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A Doubter's Almanac

A Doubter's Almanac

by Ethan Canin

Editeur : Random House Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781400068265
Broché: 576
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Date d'affichage: 2021-06-18

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In this mesmerizing novel, Ethan Canin, the New York Times bestselling author of America America and other acclaimed works of fiction, explores the nature of genius, jealousy, ambition, and love in several generations of a gifted family.   Milo Andret is born with an unusual mind. A lonely child growing up in the woods of northern Michigan in the 1950s, Milo gives little thought to his talent, and not until his acceptance at U.C. Berkeley does he realize the extent, and the risks, of his singular gifts. California in the seventies is an initiation and a seduction, opening Milo’s eyes to the allure of both ambition and indulgence. The research he begins there will make him a legend; the woman, and the rival, he meets there will haunt him always. For Milo’s brilliance is inextricably linked to a dark side that ultimately threatens to unravel his work, his son and daughter, and his life.   Moving from California to Princeton to the Midwest and to New York, A Doubter’s Almanac explores Milo’s complex legacy for the next generations in his family. Spanning several decades of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, A Doubter’s Almanac is a suspenseful, surprising, and deeply moving novel, written in stunning prose and with superb storytelling magic.   Advance praise for The Doubter’s Almanac   “I’ve been reading Ethan Canin’s books since he first burst on the literary scene with the remarkable Emperor of the Air. I thought he could never equal the power of his last work, America America, but his latest novel is, I believe, his best by far. With A Doubter’s Almanac, Canin has soared to a new standard of achievement. What a story, and what a cast of characters. The protagonist, Milo Andret, is a mathematical genius and one of the most maddening, compelling, appalling, and unforgettable characters I’ve encountered in American fiction. This is the story of a family that falls to pieces under the pressure of living with an abundantly gifted tyrant. Ethan Canin writes about mathematics as brilliantly as T. S. Eliot writes about poetry. With this extraordinary novel, Ethan Canin now takes his place on the high wire with the best writers of his time.”—Pat Conroy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini