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Infinities, the (2009) [Novel]
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On a languid midsummer's day in the countryside, old Adam Godley, a renowned theoretical mathematician, is dying. His family gathers at his bedside: his son, young Adam, struggling to maintain his marriage to a radiantly beautiful actress; his nineteen-year-old daughter, Petra, filled with voices and visions as she waits for the inevitable; their stepmother, Ursula, whose relations with the Godley children are strained at best; and Petra's "young man" — very likely more interested in the father than the daughter — who has arrived for a superbly ill-timed visit.

But the Godley family is not alone in their vigil. Around them hovers a family of mischievous immortals — among them, Zeus, who has his eye on young Adam’s wife; Pan, who has taken the doughy, perspiring form of an old unwelcome acquaintance; and Hermes, who is the genial and omniscient narrator: "We too are petty and vindictive," he tells us, "just like you, when we are put to it." As old Adam's days on earth run down, these unearthly beings start to stir up trouble, to sometimes wildly unintended effect...

Original title: The Infinities
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionGeneral FictionAging

Edition #1: The Infinities

The Infinities (2009)
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Language: English

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The Infinities (February 2010)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 9780307272799
Pages: 273

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The Infinities (2009)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9780330450249
Pages: 299

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