Bright, bookish Oscar Lowe has escaped the urban estate where he was raised and made a new life for himself amid the colleges and spires of Cambridge. He has grown to love the quiet routine of his life as a care assistant at a local nursing home, where he has forged a close friendship with the home's most ill-tempered resident, Dr. Paulsen. But when he meets and falls in love with Iris Bellwether, a beautiful and enigmatic medical student at King's College, Oscar is drawn into her world of scholarship and privilege, and soon becomes embroiled in the strange machinations of her brilliant but troubled brother, Eden, who believes he can adapt the theories of a forgotten Baroque composer to heal people with music. Eden's self-belief knows no bounds, and as he draws his sister and closed circle of friends into a series of disturbing experiments to prove himself right, Oscar realises the extent of the danger facing them all...
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Benjamin Wood was born in 1981 and grew up in the north-west of England. He is a lecturer in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, and the author of the highly acclaimed debut novel The Bellwether Revivals. His second novel is The Ecliptic.Review:
· "Intriguing characters and situations that are difficult to resist ... fast-paced ... mesmerizing." -- Chatelaine
· "Stunningly good ... Wood writes with vigour, precision and intensity, with a story that will keep readers up all night." -- Steven Galloway, author of The Cellist of Sarajevo
· "A powerful read that explores the conflicts that arise between logic, religion and blind faith" -- The Bookseller
· "Effortlessly vivid ... Wood's confident, sometimes creepy debut novel draws you in ... and then, once you're inside, holds on, ever tightening its grip." -- Independent on Sunday
· "Previous authors have explored the proximity of genius to madness, but Wood treats this familiar theme with a freshness and intelligence that hint at greater things to come." -- TLS
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