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Oh Pure and Radiant Heart By Lydia Millet

Oh Pure and Radiant Heart
by Lydia Millet

Three scientists, Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard and Enrico Fermi, formed the core of the team that developed the atomic bomb. As they realise what has happened to them, they are consumed by guilt at the impact of their brainchild. This book presents their story, a fiction of responsibility and guilt, and the terrors of our nuclear world.
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Oh Pure and Radiant Heart Summary


July 16, 1945. The world's first atomic mushroom cloud rises above New Mexico desert. At the moment of detonation, the men responsible for the bomb, the physicists Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi and Leo Szilard, suddenly find themselves thrown forward in time to the year 2003. As they adjust to life in the 'future', Ann, a librarian, and her doting husband, Ben, befriend them. How the charismatic, time-travelling scientists affect both modern America and the marriage of these two ordinary people, is the subject of Lydia Millet's heroically mischievous tragicomedy. Oh Pure and Radiant Heart was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

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Sku
GOR003016638
Title
Oh Pure and Radiant Heart
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
464
ISBN 10
0099499436
ISBN 13
9780099499435
Prizes
N/A
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