The Curiosity

By: Kiernan, Stephen P

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A powerful debut novel in which a man, frozen in the Arctic ice for more than a century, awakens in the present day and finds the greatest discovery is love . . .

The Curiosity

Dr. Kate Philo and her scientific exploration team make a breathtaking discovery in the Arctic: the body of a man buried deep in the ice. As a scientist in a groundbreaking project run by the egocentric and paranoid Erastus Carthage, Kate has brought small creatures--plankton, krill, shrimp--back to life for short periods of time. But the team's methods have never been attempted on larger life-forms.

Heedless of the potential consequences, Carthage orders that the frozen man be brought back to the lab in Boston and reanimated. The endeavor is named "The Lazarus Project." As the man begins to regain his memories, the team learns that he was--is--a judge, Jeremiah Rice, and the last thing he remembers is falling overboard into the Arctic Ocean in 1906. When news of the project and Jeremiah Rice breaks, it ignites a media firestorm and protests by religious fundamentalists.

Thrown together by fate, Kate and Jeremiah grow closer. But the clock is ticking and Jeremiah's new life is slipping away. With Carthage planning to exploit Jeremiah while he can, Kate must decide how far she is willing to go to protect the man she has come to love.

A gripping, poignant, and thoroughly original thriller, Stephen P. Kiernan's provocative debut novel raises disturbing questions about the very nature of life and humanity--man as a scientific subject, as a tabloid novelty, as a living being: a curiosity.

Title: The Curiosity

Author Name: Kiernan, Stephen P

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Wm. Morrow: 2013

ISBN Number: 006222106X

ISBN Number 13: 9780062221063

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Seller ID: 0001493

Description: 434pp. 8vo. Author's debut novel after two books of non-fiction. Book is unread, unmarked, unclipped, tight, straight, clean and Brodart protected. A story about a man reanimated after spending more than a century frozen in the Arctic ice.