Half Life by Jillian Cantor

Half Life by Jillian Cantor

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A brilliant sliding-doors reimagining of the passionate life of the first woman to win a Nobel Prize – and the life Marie Curie might have led if she had chosen love over science.

Poland, 1891. Marie Curie (then Marya Sklodowska) was engaged to a budding mathematician, Kazimierz Zorawski. But when his mother insisted Marya was not good enough, he broke off the engagement. A heartbroken Marya left Poland for Paris to study chemistry and physics at the Sorbonne. Marie would go on to change the course of science forever and become the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.

But what if Marie had made a different choice?

What if she had stayed in Poland, married Kazimierz, and never attended the Sorbonne or discovered radium? What if Marie had chosen her first love and a life of domesticity, still ravenous for knowledge in Russian Poland where education for women was restricted, instead of studying science in Paris and meeting Pierre Curie?

Seamlessly entwining the lives of Marya and Marie, Half Life is a powerful story of love and friendship, motherhood and sisterhood, fame and anonymity – and a woman destined to change the world.
Article Number:
212303
Author:
Jillian Cantor
Brand Name:
Simon & Schuster Australia
ISBN:
9781761104831
Number of Pages:
416
Product Contains:
Paperback
Product Depth:
3.0 cm
Product Height:
19.8 cm
Product Weight:
0.4 kg
Product Width:
12.8 cm
Published:
06.04.2022
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Release Date:
Wed Apr 06 00:00:00 AEST 2022
Product details
A brilliant sliding-doors reimagining of the passionate life of the first woman to win a Nobel Prize – and the life Marie Curie might have led if she had chosen love over science.

Poland, 1891. Marie Curie (then Marya Sklodowska) was engaged to a budding mathematician, Kazimierz Zorawski. But when his mother insisted Marya was not good enough, he broke off the engagement. A heartbroken Marya left Poland for Paris to study chemistry and physics at the Sorbonne. Marie would go on to change the course of science forever and become the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.

But what if Marie had made a different choice?

What if she had stayed in Poland, married Kazimierz, and never attended the Sorbonne or discovered radium? What if Marie had chosen her first love and a life of domesticity, still ravenous for knowledge in Russian Poland where education for women was restricted, instead of studying science in Paris and meeting Pierre Curie?

Seamlessly entwining the lives of Marya and Marie, Half Life is a powerful story of love and friendship, motherhood and sisterhood, fame and anonymity – and a woman destined to change the world.
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Article Number:
212303
Author:
Jillian Cantor
Brand Name:
Simon & Schuster Australia
ISBN:
9781761104831
Number of Pages:
416
Product Contains:
Paperback
Product Depth:
3.0 cm
Product Height:
19.8 cm
Product Weight:
0.4 kg
Product Width:
12.8 cm
Published:
06.04.2022
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Release Date:
Wed Apr 06 00:00:00 AEST 2022