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The Resource Half life : a novel, Jillian Cantor

Half life : a novel, Jillian Cantor

Label
Half life : a novel
Title
Half life
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jillian Cantor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A reimagining of the life of Marie Curie is told through two parallel timelines, including one that reflects her real-world achievements and another that explores how the world might be different had she made other choices
  • "In Poland in 1891, Marie Curie (then Marya Sklodowska) was engaged to a budding mathematician, Kazimierz Zorawski. But when his mother insisted she was too poor and not good enough, he broke off the engagement. A heartbroken Marya left Poland for Paris, where she would attend the Sorbonne to study chemistry and physics. Eventually Marie Curie would go on to change the course of science forever and be the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. But what if she had made a different choice? What if she had stayed in Poland, married Kazimierz at the age of twenty-four, and never attended the Sorbonne or discovered radium? What if she had chosen a life of domesticity with a constant hunger for knowledge in Russian Poland where education for women was restricted, instead of studying science in Paris and meeting Pierre Curie? Entwining Marie Curie's real story with Marya Zorawska's fictional one, Half Life explores loves lost and destinies unfulfilled - and probes issues of loyalty and identity, gender and class, motherhood and sisterhood, fame and anonymity, scholarship and knowledge. Through parallel contrasting versions of Marya's life, Jillian Cantor's unique historical novel asks what would have happened if a great scientific mind was denied opportunity and access to education. It examines how the lives of one remarkable woman and the people she loved - as well as the world at large and course of science and history - might have been irrevocably changed in ways both great and small."--Back cover
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NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cantor, Jillian
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • [Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A587
LC item number
H35 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curie, Marie
  • Women chemists
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Equality
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Poland
  • Paris (France)
Label
Half life : a novel, Jillian Cantor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes P.S. Insights, Interviews & More...(pages 1-12)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
381, 12 pages
Isbn
9780062969880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1241098918
Label
Half life : a novel, Jillian Cantor
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes P.S. Insights, Interviews & More...(pages 1-12)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
381, 12 pages
Isbn
9780062969880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1241098918

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