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Mendel's Dwarf (Paperback)

Author:  Simon Mawer
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 014028155X
ISBN-13: 9780140281552
Sku: 30496592
Publish Date: 7/1/1999
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5L x 0.5T
Pages:  336
Age Range:  22 to UP
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Benedict Lambert, a brilliant geneticist and the great-great-great nephew of Gregor Mendel, pioneer of the study of genetics, dreams of eliminating the gene responsible for creating dwarfs like himself, while suddenly discovering the possibility of requited love *Author: Mawer, Simon *Publication Date: 1999/07/01 *Number of Pages: 293 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.50
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Hailed by the "New Yorker" as a "furious, tender, and wittily erudite (novel), " "Mendel's Dwarf" explores the brave new world of genetic science and the depths of the human heart.Benedict Lambert, a brilliant geneticist and the great-great-great nephew of Gregor Mendel, pioneer of the study of genetics, dreams of eliminating the gene responsible for creating dwarfs like himself, while suddenly discovering the possibility of requited love
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A descendent of the famous geneticist Gregor Mendel, Benedict Lambert is also a dwarf. This novel tells the story of the lives of both men. A "New York Times" Notable Book for 1998.

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Kirkus Reviews
"[A] riveting tour de force of science, suspense, philosophy, and--well, love....Readable, engrossing, compelling, profound. A cornucopia of science--a veritable primer of genetics and DNA--and a story to boot that will wrench you, involve you, and leave you quite wilted. Wonderful." 12/15/1997

San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"[I]ntelligent, ambitious, ferocious....Mawer's pint-sized tale-teller trains an unblinking, appraising eye on human cruelties and political nightmares, as well as on the quiet interludes where love flourishes, no matter how unpromising the circumstance....What gives 'Mendel's Dwarf' its rambunctious life is the prickliness of Benedict's voice and the fluid contradictions of his personality....All of this is brought together with powerful effect and not a shred of sentiment..." - Michael Upchurch 02/15/1998

New York Times Book Review
"[T]hematically ambitious and witty....[A]n odd and affecting literary experiment that keeps pushing itself and its readers to think harder, go deeper. Simon Mawer writes beautifully, and the pleasure of his novel comes from the chance to watch him consider the mystery of the world..." - Francine Prose 03/22/1998

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0336
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Books
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