New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010, c2009.
1st American ed.
273 p. ; 22 cm.
Originally published: London : Picador, 2009.
While old Adam Godley, a mathematical genius, lies on his deathbed, his family gathers in anticipation of his passing. His son, young Adam, is distracted by his faltering marriage to a prominent movie actress while his daughter is distraught by voices in her head. All the while, the Greek patriarchal god Zeus hovers over the family with his eyes on young Adam's wife.