McEwan, Ian Solar

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Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: she is having the affair, and he is still in love with her.

When Beard's professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and save the world from environmental disaster.

Ranging from the Arctic Circle to the deserts of New Mexico, SOLAR is a serious and darkly satirical novel, showing human frailty struggling with the most pressing and complex problem of our time.A story of one man's greed and self-deception, it is a profound and stylish new work from one of the world's great writers.

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"Savagely funny... Enormously entertaining" (Sunday Times)

"A satirical masterpiece...it will come to be regarded as a classic" (Daily Telegraph)

"A stunningly accomplished work, possibly his best yet" (Financial Times)

"McEwan has succeeded in producing a novel that is both profoundly serious and hilariously funny" (Mail on Sunday)

"Vivacious and sprawling, a beautifully and compellingly written novel" (The Times)

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An engrossing, satirical and very funny new novel about climate change

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