TRINITY: A Novel


TRINITY: A Novel

LOUISA HALL    Book Number: 86345    Product format: Hardback

A kaleidoscopic novel about Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb, as told by seven fictional characters. A brilliant scientist, champion of liberal causes and a complex and often extraordinary character, J. Robert Oppenheimer loyally protected his Communist friends, only to later betray them under questioning. He repeatedly lied about love affairs and defended the use of the atomic bomb he helped create before ultimately lobbying against nuclear proliferation. Through narratives that cross time and space, a set of characters bear witness to his life, from a secret service agent who tailed him in San Francisco, the young lover of a colleague in Los Alamos, to a woman fleeing McCarthyism who knew him on St John. They all fell into the orbit of a brilliant but mercurial mind at work and all consider his complicated legacy while uncovering deep and often unsettling truths about their own lives and the secrets we keep from the world and ourselves. The time ranges from San Francisco 1943 to Princeton, 1966. 324pp.
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ISBN 9781472154040
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