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Half Life Audiobook Summary

The USA Today bestselling author of In Another Time reimagines the pioneering, passionate life of Marie Curie using a parallel structure to create two alternative timelines, one that mirrors her real life, one that explores the consequences for Marie and for science if she’d made a different choice.

In Poland in 1891, Marie Curie (then Marya Sklodowska) was engaged to a budding mathematician, Kazimierz Zorawski. But when his mother insisted she was too poor and not good enough, he broke off the engagement. A heartbroken Marya left Poland for Paris, where she would attend the Sorbonne to study chemistry and physics. Eventually Marie Curie would go on to change the course of science forever and be the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. But what if she had made a different choice?

What if she had stayed in Poland, married Kazimierz at the age of twenty-four, and never attended the Sorbonne or discovered radium? What if she had chosen a life of domesticity with a constant hunger for knowledge in Russian Poland where education for women was restricted, instead of studying science in Paris and meeting Pierre Curie?

Entwining Marie Curie’s real story with Marya Zorawska’s fictional one, Half Life explores loves lost and destinies unfulfilled—and probes issues of loyalty and identity, gender and class, motherhood and sisterhood, fame and anonymity, scholarship and knowledge. Through parallel contrasting versions of Marya’s life, Jillian Cantor’s unique historical novel asks what would have happened if a great scientific mind was denied opportunity and access to education. It examines how the lives of one remarkable woman and the people she loved—as well as the world at large and course of science and history—might have been irrevocably changed in ways both great and small.

 

Half Life Audiobook Narrator

Cassandra Campbell is the narrator of Half Life audiobook that was written by Jillian Cantor

About the Author(s) of Half Life

Jillian Cantor is the author of Half Life

Jillian Cantor is the author of award-winning and bestselling novels for adults and teens, including In Another Time, The Hours Count, Margot, and The Lost Letter, which was a USA Today bestseller. She has a BA in English from Penn State University and an MFA from the University of Arizona. Cantor lives in Arizona with her husband and two sons.

Half Life Full Details

NarratorCassandra Campbell
Length12 hours 50 minutes
AuthorJillian Cantor
PublisherHarperAudio
Release dateMarch 23, 2021
ISBN9780063070363

Subjects

According to HarperAudio, the Publisher of Half Life Audiobook, Half Life includes the following subjects: The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Contemporary Women

Additional info

The imprint is HarperAudio. It is supplied by HarperAudio. The ISBN-13 is 9780063070363.

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This book is only available in the United States.

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