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This book also offers a collection of biographical sketches of some of the greatest thinkers from the last century, including Benoit Mandelbrot, Alan Turing, and the titular pair, specifically the unlikely friendship they developed at Princeton in the '40s. Is it a test of her character? They take risks and fantasize about the downfall of a frenemy, and even have flings with strangers, including the airport shuttle driver. However as the abuse mounts and things reach a boiling point, she finds herself hoping for a better future and taking dangerous strides towards it despite all odds. The first novel from journalist Nadia Marks chronicles the steep descent of Anna's seemingly perfect world as she separates from her husband and discovers long kept family secrets while isolated on an Aegean island with her widowed father. Packed with astute social commentary and wry criticism, this read is as luminous as it is dark.
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