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Coulter Zahn is a promising PhD candidate at MIT, completing his dissertation on string theory, namely the number of dimensions and shape of the universe, while his young wife Sara is expecting their first child, a boy who will be named Isaac. Coulter’s already delicate psyche becomes irreparably fragmented, however, when his dissertation is strongly discouraged by his mentor and committee chair, his estranged mother returns, and his wife informs him that she wishes to leave him and move back home to Oklahoma. His life and mental health unraveling, Coulter murders his wife and unborn son while in the midst of an argument, but before he can summon the courage to turn himself in, he catches a break in his research, discovering the true shape of the universe. Influenced by his mother, his mentor, an unorthodox psychiatrist, and his own untrustworthy psyche, Coulter must decide whether to face the consequences of his crime or finish his research, perhaps making the greatest contribution to science since Einstein’s theory of relativity. An existential psychological thriller, An Elegant Theory is a crime confessional that explores how the construction of memory and consciousness can shape motive, guilt, and identity through the lens of a modern-day mad-scientist motif.
Number of Pages: 309
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Author: Noah Milligan
Street Date: November 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-7995
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