By Bobbie Ann Mason
This provocative, rollicking tale is the much-anticipated new novel—the first in over a decade—from acclaimed writer Bobbie Ann Mason. In An Atomic Romance we meet Reed Futrell, a pretty, considerate hero who grapples with radioactive illness, a midlife situation, and string theory—all whereas falling in love.
Reed is an engineer at a uranium-enrichment plant close to a riverside urban in heartland the USA. He has deep roots during this group: He was once raised there; his father labored on the exact same plant prior to him. And it used to be right here that Reed met, married, after which divorced his spouse. Reed spends numerous nights tenting at an area natural world defend, watching on the stars, fishing and hunting—that is, till deformed frogs are chanced on on the web site. notwithstanding his father used to be killed in a sad twist of fate on the atomic plant years in the past, Reed remains on, proud to accomplish challenging and unsafe paintings for the advantage of the state. As for the radioactive "incidents" he has persevered, Reed prefers to contemplate different things—Hubble pictures of far away galaxies, Albert Einstein, his dog.Reed's informal perspective towards threat infuriates his on-again-off-again female friend, Julia, up to his quirky brain and muscular physique intrigue her. Julia, a biologist, is really Reed's match—or probably greater than his fit. They either are witty, curious, and serious about technological know-how. certainly, their courtship started with banter approximately Stephen Hawking's theories of space-time, and ever because it has been an up-and-down experience of sexual allure, highbrow game-playing, and lengthy silences whilst Julia refuses to come back Reed's calls. whilst information experiences exhibit facts of radioactive pollutants within the land surrounding the plant, Reed and Julia's dating faces an exceptional challenge.
In An Atomic Romance, Bobbie Ann Mason gives you a super novel set opposed to a backdrop of atomic strength: a love tale among a motorcycle-riding loner and an self reliant, strong-minded biologist; among the peaceable found in a standard American neighborhood and the nation's violent nuclear earlier; and, ultimately, among an exceptional guy and the paintings he is taking satisfaction in, notwithstanding it can be placing his existence at risk.
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An Atomic Romance by Bobbie Ann Mason