"Jones manages to draw bold discussions of Big Questions--life, death, time, space and what the universe is made of--from seemingly superficial events."
From the Publisher
Hounded by his own shame and a declining professional reputation, physicist Mark Perdue would rather surrender to illness than raise himself out of his funk. When he accompanies his limelight-chasing daughter to Los Angeles in Louis P. Jones's RADIANCE, Mark bumps up against stardom and scandal of a lifestyle far removed from his sluggish university routines. As Carlotta tumbles through one pratfall after another in her rock-star fantasy, can Mark jog himself out of despair enough to save her from serious harm and gain some inspiration for himself?
Mark Perdue tries to make sense of his life as he deals with chronic Lyme disease, a faltering career as a college physics professor, and a daughter who attends "Celebrity Fantasy Vacation" before she gets him and her paraplegic boyfriend arrested for trespassing near the Los Angeles Hollywood sign.