The InfinitiesBook - 2009
On a languid midsummer's day, old Adam Godley, a renowned theoretical mathematician, is dying. His family gathers at his bedside: his son, young Adam, struggling to maintain his marriage to a radiantly beautiful actress; his nineteen-year-old daughter, Petra, filled with voices and visions as she waits for the inevitable; their stepmother, Ursula, whose relations with the Godley children are strained at best; Petra's "young man"--perhaps more interested in the father than the daughter--who has arrived for an untimely visit. But the Godley family is not alone in their vigil. Around them hovers a family of mischievous immortals--among them, Zues, who has his eye on young Adam's wife; Pan, who has taken the doughy, perspiring form of an unwelcome acquaintance; and Hermes, who is the genial and omniscient narrator.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2009
Branch Call Number: BANVILL
Characteristics: 273 p. ; 22 cm