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The gold bug variations / Richard Powers.


"Triumphantly true to form, Powers continues the densely layered and intricate plotting found in his earlier novels in this stunning epic that delves into molecular genetics, music, and information science, eloquently combining the mysteries of love and the passionate pursuit of knowledge....Ranging in detail from genetic formulas to musical ones (with the title a typically witty reference to both Bach's variations and the Poe short story), replete with scintillating characters...and structurally as well-tempered as a Bach fugue, the harmonious interplay between personal and scientific drama is both challenging and exquisite. A formidable masterpiece, deeply vital and sparkling in its many facets, whimsical in its prose yet precise in its elucidation — rewarding in every sense but, in particular, a profoundly moving love story."-- Kirkus Reviews.

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  • ISBN: 9780060975005
  • ISBN: 0060975008
  • Physical Description: 639 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First HarperPerennial edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : HarperPerennial, 1992.
Subject: Genetics > Research > Fiction.
Biographers > Fiction.
Scientists > Fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


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