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by James Flint (Goodreads Author)
Jennifer is born in an asylum. Joel is the son of Hasidic Jews, and a mathematical genius. Judd is the mixed-race child of an actress and an IBM salesman. When the deeply connected forces of change and chance bring the three driven characters together for a brief moment, Jennifer becomes pregnant, and her child has two fathers. This strange child is a harbinger of the ...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by St. Martin's Press
(first published August 6th 1998)
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On the whole I like plot - and although this book had a good one it was more suited to a long short story than a book this size (544 pages). And I have to admit after the first two thirds I was counting them. The flights of fantasy were fairly good, I like a bit of weirdness, but again there was too much. Science and history of science I love and seemed to me to be the heart of the book but here I feel I have read the book too late. Written in 1998 both the science and history feel outdated in ...more
Born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1968, James Flint is the author of three novels and one book of short stories. In 1998 Time Out magazine called his first book, Habitus, "probably the best British fiction début of the last five years," and when it was published in France it was judged one of the top five foreign novels of 2002. His second novel, 52 Ways to Magic America, claimed the Amazon.co.uk ...moreMore about James Flint...