ISBN-10: 0804170967
ISBN-13: 9780804170963
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 03/31/2020
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.30" W, 0.70" H

Lost and Wanted


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As a professor of physics at MIT, Helen Clapp disdains notions of the supernatural in favor of rational thought and proven ideas. So it’s perhaps especially vexing when, on an otherwise unremarkable Wednesday in June, she gets a phone call from a friend who has just died.

That friend was Charlotte Boyce, Helen’s roommate at Harvard. The two women once confided in each other about everything: Helen’s struggles as a young woman in science, Charlie’s as a black screenwriter in Hollywood, their shared challenges as parents. But as the years passed, they gradually grew apart. And now Charlie is permanently, tragically gone.

Drawn back into her friend’s orbit, Helen is forced to question the laws of the universe that have always steadied her mind and heart. Suspenseful, perceptive, deeply affecting, Lost and Wanted is a story of friends and lovers, lost and found, at the most defining moments of their lives.

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"Dazzling, ingenious. . . . A gorgeous literary novel about loss and human limitations." The Washington Post

"Beautiful. . . . Lost and Wanted is startling, affecting–a novel that teems with lives." The New York Times Book Review

"Absorbing. . . . Intelligent. . . . Touching. . . . [An] outstanding achievement." –NPR

"[An] intellectually rich and soulfully deep novel by one of our most talented fiction writers." –O, The Oprah Magazine

"A searching tale of grief and friendship. . . . Freudenberger employs her distinctive skills–her stylistic restraint, the unmannered quality of her prose. . . . Freudenberger [is] a major novelist." Entertainment Weekly

"Timely and delightfully observant of relationships, this novel is deeply heartfelt, amazingly intellectual, and beautifully thought-provoking." –The Christian Science Monitor

"[Freudenberger] takes up weighty themes such as grief and sexism in the worlds of academia and entertainment, peppering the narration with evocative asides on black holes and quantum entanglement. . . . The prose is enticing [on] friendship, that most unstable and mysterious of connections." Vogue

"Engrossing. . . . [This is] Freudenberger doing her best work." Vulture

"Intelligent and moving–astute. . . . Freudenberger is excellent in her account of female friendships." Los Angeles Review of Books

"There aren't many novels that bring to mind both Middlemarch and Bridget Jones's Diary–but Lost and Wanted is one of them. . . . Freudenberger's willingness to accept human contradictions–and to lay them out with a combination of calm rigour and rueful comedy–triumphantly makes Lost and Wanted the real thing . . . An endlessly rich novel." The Times (UK)

"An empathetic and gorgeous novel." Refinery29

"A truly lovely story about friendship." Cosmopolitan

"Stunning . . . a beautiful and moving novel. . . . The integration of ideas from physics sparks in the reader new ways of thinking about the nature of time and existence, as well as about human relationships." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Brimming with wit and intelligence and devoted to things that matter: life, love, death, and the mysteries of the cosmos. Nell Freudenberger is good at explaining physics, but her real genius is in the depiction of relationships." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Compelling, seductively poetic; deeply involving, suspenseful and psychologically lush. . . . With daring, zest, insight, wit, and compassion, Lost and Wanted gracefully and thrillingly bridges the divide between science and art." Booklist (starred review)

"A magnificent novel: a warm and insightful look into human relationships and the mysteries of time." BookPage (starred review)

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ISBN-10: 0804170967
ISBN-13: 9780804170963
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 03/31/2020
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.30" W, 0.70" H
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