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Oh pure and radiant heart

Author: Lydia Millet
Publisher: Brooklyn, New York : Soft Skull Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Acclaimed author Lydia Millet's latest novel is a black-comic tour de force depicting atomic bomb creators Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, and Leo Szilard. Despite being dead, these scientists are spotted in Santa Fe by a shy librarian named Ann. She becomes convinced they are real and, to the dismay of her husband, devotes herself to them. The trio quickly acquire a sugar daddy? a young pothead millionaire from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Millet, Lydia, 1968-
Oh pure and radiant heart.
Brooklyn, New York : Soft Skull Press, 2005
489 pages ; 24 cm.
(DLC) 2005001028
Named Person: Enrico Fermi; J Robert Oppenheimer; Leo Szilard; Enrico Fermi; J Robert Oppenheimer; Leo Szilard
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lydia Millet
ISBN: 9781593763138 1593763131 1306435781 9781306435789
OCLC Number: 868952578
Description: 1 online resource (500 pages)
Contents: The meaning of the porkpie hat --
Why tall people fear dwarves --
The dead maintain their good looks --
A vast infant.
Responsibility: Lydia Millet.

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Acclaimed author Lydia Millet's latest novel is a black-comic tour de force depicting atomic bomb creators Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, and Leo Szilard. Despite being dead, these scientists are spotted in Santa Fe by a shy librarian named Ann. She becomes convinced they are real and, to the dismay of her husband, devotes herself to them. The trio quickly acquire a sugar daddy? a young pothead millionaire from Tokyo? and a vast cult following of hippies, Christians, New Agers, bikers, A-bomb survivors, and curious anthropologists who join them on an RV pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

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