The Lamentations of Zeno: A Novel

The Lamentations of Zeno: A Novel


A literary fiction approximately weather catastrophe and a scientist imploding on a trip to the Antarctic

Zeno Hintermeier is a scientist operating as a go back and forth advisor on an Antarctic cruise send, encouraging the rich to surprise at least explored continent and to open their eyes to its fast degradation. it's a troubling flip within the lifetime of an idealistic glaciologist. Now in his early sixties, Zeno bewails the lack of his cherished glaciers, the disintegration of his marriage, and the foundering of his more and more beside the point profession. in sense of right and wrong and goaded by means of the boastful complacency of the passengers in his cost, he starts off to plot a determined gesture that might ship a take-heed call to an overheating world.

The Lamentations of Zeno is a rare evocation of the delicate and majestic wonders to be came upon at a much nook of the globe, written via a novelist who's a well known commute author. Poignant and playful, the radical remembers the experimentation of high-modernist fiction with out compromising a limpid feel of position or the speed of its narrative. it's a portrait of a guy in extremis, a haunting and from time to time irreverent story that techniques the best problem of our age—perhaps of our complete heritage as a species—from an impassioned human attitude.

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