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Intuition a novel

by Goodman, Allegra.

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A trio of researchers becomes caught up in the desperate quest for a financial grant from the Philpott, a prestigious research laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The fluency of her insights and the sheer pleasure of her aerodynamic prose propelled Goodman, the author of Paradise Park (2001), onto the best-seller lists. Her fifth book, about an outbreak of hubristic ambition in a small research laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, promises to win her even more avid readers. Marion Mendelssohn, the director of the Philpott Institute, is a brilliant and meticulous scientist happy to work with her opposite, the brash oncologist Sandy Glass, an extrovert who enjoys the battle for funding that high-stakes research demands. But after one of the lab's young scientists, Cliff, makes a radical breakthrough in cancer treatment, Sandy takes over, launching an accelerated PR campaign and bypassing all the methodology and patience essential to sound science. As Sandy courts the media, Marion lowers her guard, and Cliff becomes maniacal and elusive, Robin, a fellow researcher and Cliff's former girlfriend, grows suspicious about Cliff's discovery and breaks ranks. Goodman's sympathetic yet floundering characters are compelling, their conflicts provocative, and her writing spellbinding as she dramatizes the consequences of ignorance, the poison of doubt, and the quandary of intuition. Vivid, incisive, and funny whether she's describing the handling of lab mice or a congressional hearing, Goodman not only tells a psychologically dazzling and covertly archetypal story but also conducts a timely inquiry into our society's problematic matrix of science, money, and politics. --Donna Seaman Copyright 2005 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "There are more rats than those in the cages of the Massachusetts research laboratory at the center of Goodman's novel. Postdoctoral researcher Cliff may have fudged his amazing tumor-reducing results while his bosses are all too eager to capitalize on any discovery. Jenna Stern delivers a lively depiction of the high-pressure world of cancer research. Her narrative commences on a fairly even note and increases in intensity as Nobel Prize fantasies are dashed by congressional hearings and political realities. Stern does a particularly deft job with the heated interchange between Sandy Glass, a lab director, and an irate congressional panel. Stern does less well with Cliff, Robin and the other postdoctoral students at the heart of the story. They all sound remarkably alike, and Stern's voice is too mature for the 20-somethings. The weighted, even intonation is not the way Generation Y speaks-even the highly educated Ivy Leaguers on whom this novel is based. The abridgment is smoothly orchestrated with no noticeable jumps or gaps. Despite these relatively minor flaws, Intuition is an enjoyable light listen about a timely issue. Simultaneous release with the Dial Press hardcover (Reviews, Dec. 5, 2005). (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Subjects Cancer Research Fiction
Research institutes Fiction
Research Moral and ethical aspects Fiction
Psychological fiction
Science Fiction
Cambridge (Mass.) Fiction.
Electronic books.
Psychological fiction.
Publisher New York :Random House Publishing Group2006
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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