Double Blind: A Novel
Francis, a naturalist living in England, is falling in love with Olivia, a scientist. Lucy, Olivia’s friend returning to England from New York, is facing a health crisis and navigating working for her chaotic boss, Hunter. Olivia’s father, a psychoanalyst, is dealing with a puzzling new patient, Sebastian. Edward St. Aubyn’s Double Blind follows all of these characters as they each deal with the whirlwinds of their lives, exploring themes of science, finance, illness, and family along the way.
Double Blind is both thoughtful and funny, rich with both reflection on big ideas about relationships and science and small moments of clever dialogue and artfully planned coincidences. Readers get a glimpse into the minds of a wide cast of characters whose lives intersect in messy and engaging ways, gaining a multi-faceted look at the novel’s events. This novel is perfect for anyone interested in diving into reflections on the intersections of humanity and science, of family and medicine, of friendship and finance. With complex and engaging characters, intellectual reflections on wide-ranging ideas, and a host of captivating twists and turns, Double Blind will appeal to many.
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|Author||Edward St. Aubyn|
|Page Count||256 pages|
|Publisher||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
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