Good Benito

A Novel
Product Number: EB00162959
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307788634
Publisher: Pantheon
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Description

From the author of the best-selling Einstein's Dreams comes a wonderfully original, deeply moving, and wryly funny novel about the clash between the absolutes of science and the vagaries of human experience. Bennett always knew he would live a life of science. From the homemade rockets and experiments of his childhood to the complex equations he solved as a professor of physics, his vision has transformed the uncertainty and frailty of life into an order and beauty that he inhabits with deep satisfaction. But his vision betrays him, revealing a profound incompleteness, an inadequacy to confront the contradictions his life: the black maid who raises him and loves him but cannot welcome him into her own house, the mentally absent father who wishes he'd died a hero in World War II, the self-destructive wife who invites Bennett's cruelty. As Bennett struggles between reason and intuition, he slowly learns to allow the imperfections of daily life-the chaos he has worked so hard to control-to broaden his understanding of the world and his place in it. Written with lyrical sparseness, hilarity mixed with sadness, the story of Bennett's struggle becomes both a beautifully rendered portrait of the emotional life of a scientist and a resonant tale of the disillusionment that haunts us all.

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Author(s): Alan Lightman
Original Publish Date: Mar 23, 2011

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Author(s): Alan Lightman
Narrator(s): Bronson Pinchot
Product Number DD40240
Released: Oct 16, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982547479
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Author(s): Alan Lightman
Narrator(s): Bronson Pinchot
Product Number Z100140804
Released: Oct 16, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982547516

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