Solar

by Ian McEwan
Solar
Solar

Michael Beard is an overweight, middle-aged, philandering, Nobel-winning physicist who has been sitting on his Laurels for years and has lost all sense of scientific curiosity, drive, and ethics. When his personal and professional worlds collide in a freak accident, he sees a way to reinvigorate his career—and make a lot of money—by applying his Nobel-winning physics to a younger colleague's idea for artificial photosynthesis and energy production.

Oldenburg Reading Group: 12 October 2015