By Bobbie Ann Mason
This provocative, rollicking tale is the much-anticipated new novel—the first in over a decade—from acclaimed writer Bobbie Ann Mason. In An Atomic Romance we meet Reed Futrell, a pretty, considerate hero who grapples with radioactive illness, a midlife obstacle, and string theory—all whereas falling in love.
Reed is an engineer at a uranium-enrichment plant close to a riverside urban in heartland the USA. He has deep roots during this group: He was once raised there; his father labored on the exact same plant prior to him. And it used to be right here that Reed met, married, after which divorced his spouse. Reed spends numerous nights tenting at an area natural world look after, looking at on the stars, fishing and hunting—that is, till deformed frogs are chanced on on the web site. notwithstanding his father was once killed in a sad twist of fate on the atomic plant years in the past, Reed remains on, proud to accomplish difficult and unsafe paintings for the good thing about the state. As for the radioactive "incidents" he has persevered, Reed prefers to consider different things—Hubble images of far away galaxies, Albert Einstein, his dog.Reed's informal angle towards threat infuriates his on-again-off-again female friend, Julia, up to his quirky brain and muscular physique intrigue her. Julia, a biologist, is actually Reed's match—or possibly greater than his fit. They either are witty, curious, and excited about technological know-how. certainly, their courtship all started with banter approximately Stephen Hawking's theories of space-time, and ever because it has been an up-and-down experience of sexual appeal, highbrow game-playing, and lengthy silences while Julia refuses to come back Reed's calls. while information experiences demonstrate proof of radioactive pollutants within the land surrounding the plant, Reed and Julia's dating faces an remarkable challenge.
In An Atomic Romance, Bobbie Ann Mason promises a super novel set opposed to a backdrop of atomic energy: a love tale among a motorcycle-riding loner and an autonomous, strong-minded biologist; among the peaceable found in a standard American group and the nation's violent nuclear previous; and, eventually, among an outstanding guy and the paintings he's taking delight in, notwithstanding it can be placing his existence at risk.
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An Atomic Romance by Bobbie Ann Mason