The Infinities

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pub. Date:
2010
Language:
English
Description
On a languid midsummer's day in the countryside, 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 mother, Ursula, whose relations with the Godley children are strained at best; and Petra's 'young man''very likely more interested in the father than the daughter'who has arrived for a superbly ill-timed visit.

But the Godley family is not alone in their vigil. Around them hovers a family of mischievous immortals'among them, Zeus, who has his eye on young Adam's wife; Pan, who has taken the doughy, perspiring form of an old unwelcome acquaintance; and Hermes, who is the genial and omniscient narrator: 'We too are petty and vindictive," he tells us, 'just like you, when we are put to it.' As old Adam's days on earth run down, these unearthly beings start to stir up trouble, to sometimes wildly unintended effect. . . .

Blissfully inventive and playful, rich in psychological insight and sensual detail, The Infinities is at once a gloriously earthy romp and a wise look at the terrible, wonderful plight of being human'a dazzling novel from one of the most widely admired and acclaimed writers at work today.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780307592873
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID6282a54c-8ae6-7d2f-8c0a-9dcdffb9b37f
Grouping Titleinfinities
Grouping Authorjohn banville
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-10-07 04:40:43AM
Last Indexed2022-10-07 06:08:45AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
author
Banville, John
author_display
Banville, John
detailed_location_addison
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea comes a novel that is at once a gloriously earthy romp and a wise look at the terrible, wonderful plight of being human.
“One of the great living masters of English-language prose. The Infinities is a dazzling example of that mastery.” —Los Angeles Times

On a languid midsummer’s day in the countryside, the Godley family gathers at the bedside of Adam, a renowned mathematician and their patriarch. But they are not alone in their vigil. Around them hovers a clan of mischievous immortals—Zeus, Pan, and Hermes among them—who begin to stir up trouble for the Godleys, to sometimes wildly unintended effect.
format_addison
eBook
format_category_addison
eBook
id
6282a54c-8ae6-7d2f-8c0a-9dcdffb9b37f
isbn
9780307592873
last_indexed
2022-10-07T11:08:45.881Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Fiction
literary_form_full
Fiction
local_callnumber_addison
Online OverDrive
owning_library_addison
Addison Public Library Online
owning_location_addison
Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn
9780307592873
publishDate
2010
publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
recordtype
grouped_work
title_display
The Infinities
title_full
The Infinities
title_short
The Infinities
topic_facet
Fiction
Literature
Mythology

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
overdrive:4ea728be-8ec0-44a7-b37f-3ccafca969a11Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveChecked Out
overdrive:4ea728be-8ec0-44a7-b37f-3ccafca969a1-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveChecked Out

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:4ea728be-8ec0-44a7-b37f-3ccafca969a1eBookeBookEnglishKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group2010

scoping_details_addison

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:4ea728be-8ec0-44a7-b37f-3ccafca969a11Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:4ea728be-8ec0-44a7-b37f-3ccafca969a1-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse