Nathan Nelson Is The Average Son Of A Genius His Father, A Physicist Of Small Renown, Has Prodded Him Toward Greatness From An Early Age Enrolling Him In Whiz Kid Summer Camps, Taking Him To The Icy Tundra Of Canada To Track A Solar Eclipse, And Teaching Him College Algebra But Despite Samuel Nelson S Efforts, Nathan Remains OrdinaryThen, In The Summer Of , Everything Changes While Visiting His Small Town Grandfather In Michigan, Nathan Is Involved In A Terrible Accident After A Brief Clinical Death Which He Later Recalls As A Lackluster Affair Lasting Less Than The Length Of A Top Pop Song He Falls Into A Coma When He Awakens, Nathan Finds That Everyday Life Is Radically Different His Perceptions Of Sight, Sound, And Memory Have Been Irrevocably Changed The Doctors And His Parents Fear Permanent Brain Damage But The Truth Of His Condition Is Unexpected And Leads To A Renewed Chance For Nathan To Find His Place In The WorldThinking That His Son S Altered Brain Is Worthy Of Serious Inquiry, Samuel Arranges For Nathan To Attend The Brook Mills Institute, A Midwestern Research Center Where Savants, Prodigies, And Neurological Misfits Are Studied And Their Specialties Applied Immersed In This Strange Atmosphere Where An Autistic Boy Can Tell You What Day Christmas Falls On In But Can T Tie His Shoelaces, Where A Medical Intuitive Can Diagnose Cancer During A Long Distance Phone Call With A Patient Nathan Begins To Unravel The Mysteries Of His New Mind He Also Tries To Make Peace With The Crushing Weight Of His Father S Expectations The Beautiful Miscellaneous Is An Extraordinary Follow Up To Dominic Smith S Critically Acclaimed Debut, The Mercury Visions Of Louis Daguerre This Dazzling New Novel Explores The Fault Lines That Can Cause A Family To Drift Apart And The Unexpected Events That Can Pull Them Back Together
Dominic grew up in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Seattle, Washington He is the author of five novels, including The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, a New York Times bestseller and a New York Times Book Review Editors Choice Dominic s writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Chicago Tribune, Texas Monthly, The Australian, and The New York Times He has received literature fellowships from the Australia Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts He teaches writing in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers More information can be found on his website www.dominicsmith.net.
- 329 pages
- The Beautiful Miscellaneous
- Dominic Smith
- 02 January 2018 Dominic Smith