Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him.
A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering.
But this time it is different: his wife 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/03/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099549024