Oh Pure and Radiant Heart by Lydia Millet audiobook

Oh Pure and Radiant Heart

By Lydia Millet
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Dreamscape 9781932360851
20.77 Hours 1
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The three dead geniuses who invented the atomic bomb— Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and Enrico Fermi—mysteriously appear in Sante Fe, New Mexico, in 2003, nearly sixty years after they watched history's first mushroom cloud rise over the New Mexico desert. One by one, they are discovered by a shy librarian, who takes them in and devotes herself to them.Faced with the evidence of their nuclear legacy, the scientists embark on a global disarmament campaign that takes them from Hiroshima to Nevada to the United Nations. Along the way, they acquire a billionaire pothead benefactor and a growing convoy of RVs carrying groupies, drifters, activists, former Deadheads, New Age freeloaders, and religious fanatics.In this heroically mischievous, sweeping tour de force, Lydia Millet brings us an apocalyptic fable that marries the personal to the political, confronts the longing for immortality with the desire for redemption, and evokes both the beauty and tragedy of the nuclear sublime.

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The three dead geniuses who invented the atomic bomb— Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and Enrico Fermi—mysteriously appear in Sante Fe, New Mexico, in 2003, nearly sixty years after they watched history's first mushroom cloud rise over the New Mexico desert. One by one, they are discovered by a shy librarian, who takes them in and devotes herself to them.Faced with the evidence of their nuclear legacy, the scientists embark on a global disarmament campaign that takes them from Hiroshima to Nevada to the United Nations. Along the way, they acquire a billionaire pothead benefactor and a growing convoy of RVs carrying groupies, drifters, activists, former Deadheads, New Age freeloaders, and religious fanatics.In this heroically mischievous, sweeping tour de force, Lydia Millet brings us an apocalyptic fable that marries the personal to the political, confronts the longing for immortality with the desire for redemption, and evokes both the beauty and tragedy of the nuclear sublime.

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Author Bio: Lydia Millet

Author Bio: Lydia Millet

Lydia Millet is the author of the New York Times Notable Book Ghost Lights and several other works of fiction. Her short story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 20.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English