Solar: a novel

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A best-selling, witty new work from the Booker Prize-winning author, Solar brilliantly traces the arc of a Nobel Prize-winning physicist's ambitions and self-deception. Dr. Michael Beard's 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 halfheartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. Meanwhile, Michael's fifth marriage is floundering due to his incessant womanizing. When his professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself for Michael to extricate himself from his marital problems, reinvigorate his career, and save the world from environmental disaster. But can a man who has made a mess of his life clean up the messes of humanity?

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subject_facetFICTION / Literary
Global warming -- Prevention -- Fiction
Marital conflict -- Fiction
Middle-aged men -- Fiction
Nobel Prize winners -- Fiction
Physicists -- Fiction
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Global warming
Humor (Fiction)
Literature
Marital conflict
Middle-aged men
Nobel Prize winners
Physicists
Prevention