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Intuition

Intuition

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By (author) Allegra Goodman

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  • Publisher: ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 210mm x 31mm | 526g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843548410
  • ISBN 13: 9781843548416
  • Sales rank: 1,206,402

Product description

A US bestseller, "Intuition" is a stunning novel of human relationships, of trust and suspicion, competition and co-operation, of success and failure - of life and love in the workplace and of the sheer unknowableness of those we know best.Sandy Glass is a charismatic publicity-seeking doctor. Marion Mendelssohn is an idealistic and rigorous scientist. They are co-directors of a cancer research lab in Boston. As mentors and supervisors to their young proteges, they demand dedication and respect in a competitive environment where funding is scarce and results elusive. So when the experiments of Cliff Bannaker, the youngest members of their team, begin to produce encouraging results, suggesting the very real possibility of a major breakthrough, the entire lab becomes giddy with newfound expectation. But jealousy soon breeds suspicion and Cliff's colleague - and girlfriend - Robin Decker begins to suspect the unthinkable: that his findings are fraudulent. As Robin makes her private doubts public and Cliff maintains his innocence, a life-changing controversy engulfs the lab and everyone in it...

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Author information

Allegra Goodman is the author of a number of novels and collections of short stories. Named by the New Yorker as one of the twenty best American writers under forty, she has won several awards, and was shortlisted for the US National Book Award for her novel Kaaterskill Falls. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This is her first book to be published in the UK.

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"'A thriller and a page-turner... Brilliant.' Lionel Shriver 'A thriller and a page-turner about scientific fraud. Brilliant.' Lionel Shriver 'Every character here - even the minor ones - is endowed by their creator with the fullest complements of flaws, tics, vices, strengths, virtues and moments of nobility.' Washington Post '[Goodman's] characters so live and breathe on the page that they could get up and make you a cup of coffee while you finish the next chapter. Intuition is a stunning achievement.' Economist"