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The Professor of Light Marina Budhos 0399144730 9780399144738 The summer I was twelve, the world seemed to open to me, as it did once for Newton, when he spread apart a light beam. To him, light was really the sum of separate stra
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The Professor of Light by Marina Budhos

The summer I was twelve, the world seemed to open to me, as it did once for Newton, when he spread apart a light beam. To him, light was really the sum of separate strands of color, each made up of tiny particles.Thats how I often felt: I was the sum of all these new sensations running through me....Which is why the trouble began.Megan adores her father, a charming, befuddled professor of philosophy from Guyana whose lifetime pursuit is to resolve the dual nature of light as particle and wave. To further his obsessive quest, the professor trains his daughter in Socratic reasoning and the principles of physics. Even as a child, she organizes his notes, types his theories, and engages him in debates.At the root of their intense father-daughter bond is the legacy of Indian-Caribbean storytelling he passes on. She drinks in the obeah tales and myths, the stories that illuminate the lost history of her family that scattered over many continents and cultures. And so Megan absorbs her past, while struggling to remain afloat between the undertow of family and the riptide of the larger world.As she nears adulthood, Megans relationship with her father grows more ominous as he is overtaken by a haunting past and a fear that Megan, like all children, will one day eclipse him. Each time she tries to step outside his world of ideas and old stories, she is pulled back in. All the while, the professor descends deeper into madness and Megan must choose how far her devotion will take her.A novel of logic, passion, and cultural lore, The Professor of Light gets at the heart of what it means to grow up and to grow apart.

Author: Marina Budhos

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 254

Publisher: Putnam Adult

Publication Date: 1999-03-15

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ISBN: 0399144730


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