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Intuition by Allegra Goodman
  

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Intuition by Allegra Goodman

A charismatic doctor and a rigorous scientist are co-directors of a cancer research lab. They demand nothing less than complete dedication and obedience from their young proteges. In this high-pressure setting, one young man's experiments begin to show exciting results. At first the entire lab is giddy with expectation. But his colleagues become suspicious, and soon an all-too-public controversy engulfs the lab and everyone in it...Intuition is a rich and compelling human drama about the quest for 'truth', that asks: who can you trust when you aren't even sure you can trust yourself?

Reviews

'Wonderfully written and as compulsive as Grisham... A riveting novel'
The Times

'A brilliant fictional account of what might drive a scientist to manipulate data - and why a colleague might expose his misconduct... Breathtaking.'
Financial Times

'[Goodman] examines her subjects with exquisite precision, recording their reactions with thrilling subtlety.'
Observer

'Goodman's characters so live and breathe on the page that they could get up and make you a cup of coffee while you finish the next chapter. Intuition is a stunning achievement.'
Economist

'A thriller and a page-turner... Brilliant.'
Lionel Shriver, Guardian

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About the Author

Allegra Goodman is the author of six novels, including Kaaterskill Falls - a finalist for the US National Book Award. In the UK, her most recent novel Intuition was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize, and longlisted for the Orange Prize 2009. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Publication date

1st December 2009

Author

Allegra Goodman

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781843548423

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