The Gold Bug Variations

Author(s): Richard Powers


From the Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Overstory

From one of America's greatest writers, an enthralling story about desire, new love and the mysteries of science

The Gold Bug Variations is a double love story of two young couples separated by a distance of twenty-five years. Stuart Ressler, a brilliant young molecular biologist, sets out in 1957 to crack the genetic code. His efforts are sidetracked by other, more intractable codes - social, moral, musical, spiritual - and he falls in love with a member of his research team. Years later, another young man and woman team up to investigate a different scientific mystery - why did the eminently promising Ressler suddenly disappear from the world of science? Strand by strand, these two love stories twist about each other in a double helix of desire.


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  • : 9781784709723
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Arrow
  • : 0.495
  • : November 2019
  • : --- length: - '19.8' width: - '12.9' units: - Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : 640
  • : 1904
  • : Paperback
  • : Richard Powers