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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING.

Grunwald, Lisa.

ISBN 10: 0394581490 / ISBN 13: 9780394581491
Published by KNOPF., NY, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED & dated in year of publication by Lisa Grunwald on the second blank page. Very close to fine in a fine dj. (Light foxing at edges) Author's SECOND book.; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 24444

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Title: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING.

Publisher: KNOPF., NY

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Alexander Simon, a young scientist who is about to publish a unified theory of physics, finds his way of life shaken when his mother reappears after many years' absence and draws him into her world of palm readers and alchemists

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Grunwald's second novel (after Summer ) displays the conflict between the opposing worlds of science and magic. Alexander Simon, a 30-year-old New York physicist, thinks he's on the verge of discovering the theory of everything--a theory that will unite all other scientific theories. If he's about to pin down the scientific meaning of life, Alexander is horrible at actually living it. He is a scientific man who dreams of angels and fights the ghosts left by his flaky mother, Alice, who left home when he was 11. Though he moves in with his girlfriend, he can't tell her he loves her. Rather than deal with his life, Alexander escapes to work, the only place where he can force the world to make sense. When mother Alice returns, she and a palm-reader friend show him that he, like Alice, longs for the magic. He again sets off in search of the theory of everything, but this time it's a much older theory--the practice of alchemy and its quest for the secrets of the universe. Unfortunately, what Grunwald means to be a fascinating foray into the realm of magic often is awkward. Like Alexander, the reader hovers between belief and disbelief in the ethereal. But Grunwald's lyrical and sensitive prose reveals her real strength--allowing characters and their relationships to develop into an exceptionally readable story. Her considerable insight into the mechanics of human alliances and emotions provides many flashes of recognition.
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