Mendel's Dwarf (Paperback)

Author: Mawer, Simon

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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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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780140281552
SKU 30496592
Format Paperback
ISBN10 014028155X
Release Date 7/1/1999
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.5H x 5L x 0.5T
Praise
"[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."
"[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..."
"[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..."
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Annotation 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.
Editors Note 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.
Editors Note 2 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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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0336
Publisher Penguin Books

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