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Book Title: The Professor of Light|
The author of the book: Marina Budhos
Format files: PDF
ISBN 13: 9780399144738
The size of the: 642 KB
Edition: Putnam Adult
Date of issue: March 15th 1999
Read full description of the books The Professor of Light:Megan adores her father, a charming, befuddled professor of philosophy from Guyana whose lifetime pursuit is to resolve the dual nature of light as particle and wave. To further his obsessive quest, the professor trains his daughter in Socratic reasoning and the principles of physics. Even as a child, she organizes his notes, types his theories, and engages him in debates.At the root of their intense father-daughter bond is the legacy of Indian-Caribbean storytelling he passes on. She drinks in the obeah tales and myths, the stories that illuminate the lost history of her family that scattered over many continents and cultures. And so Megan absorbs her past, while struggling to remain afloat between the undertow of family and the riptide of the larger world.
As she nears adulthood, Megan's relationship with her father grows more ominous as he is overtaken by a haunting past and a fear that Megan, like all children, will one day eclipse him. Each time she tries to step outside his world of ideas and old stories, she is pulled back in. All the while, the professor descends deeper into madness and Megan must choose how far her devotion will take her.
A novel of logic, passion, and cultural lore, The Professor of Light gets at the heart of what it means to grow up and to grow apart.
Read information about the authorMarina Budhos is an author of award-winning fiction and nonfiction.
She has published the novels, Watched (Random House/Wendy Lam Books, 2016), Ask Me No Questions (Simon & Schuster, 2006), an ALA Notable and winner of the first James Cook Teen Book Award, The Professor of Light (Putnam, 1999), House of Waiting (Global City Press, 1995) and a nonfiction book, Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers (Henry Holt, 1999). She and her husband Marc Aronson coauthored the acclaimed Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom & Science (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin, 2010). Their latest joint endeavor, Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro & The Invention of Modern Photojournalism will be published in 2017 by Henry Holt & Co.
Her short stories, articles, essays, and book reviews have appeared in publications such as The Daily Beast, Quartz, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, The Literary Review, The Nation, Dissent, Marie Claire, Redbook, Travel & Leisure, Ms., Los Angeles Times, and in numerous anthologies.
Ms. Budhos has received an emma (Exceptional Merit Media Award), a Rona Jaffe Award for Women Writers, and a Fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts. She has been a Fulbright Scholar to India, given talks throughout the country and abroad, and is currently on the faculty of the English Department at William Paterson University.
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