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The Curiosity: A Novel (Hardcover)

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BEST BET BOOK OF 2013

Jeremiah Rice was born in the Nineteenth century, died in the Twentieth century and lived again in the Twenty-first century. From the Arctic to Massachusetts, four voices convey the scientific breakthrough and consequences of restoring life to a human corpse frozen in “hard-ice” for more than a hundred years. Immerse yourself in the alternating perspectives of the forthright scientist Kate Philo; the dishonest reporter Daniel Dixon; the manipulative sponsor Erastus Carthage; and the insightful Judge Jeremiah Rice. Discover how Jeremiah, physically and emotionally, reconnects to life amidst the assaults to his dignity from the scientists of the Lazarus Project, as well as protesters and the media. This debut novel is for anyone who has faced the unexpected and unknown, struggled with the dilemma of justice versus rule, wrestled with the freeing or keeping of love, or debated the pros and cons of the chance to live again.

— From Adrean Darce Brent

July 2013 Indie Next List


“I've been thinking about Jeremiah Rice a lot since finishing The Curiosity. In this novel a group of scientists have been reanimating small creatures frozen deep in Arctic ice. Upon discovering a man in the ice, Mr. Rice, they bring him back to their lab and try to reanimate him. Imagine a man from 1906 waking up in the world today. Imagine the scientists who stand to make a lot of money and fame for themselves off of such a man. Imagine also the scientists with a moral compass who try to figure out what is best and right in such a situation. I didn't want to put it down and I keep wondering what Jeremiah Rice might think about the way the world has become both good and not so good.”
— Diane Grenkow, The Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, VT

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The Curiosity, Stephen Kiernan’s debut novel, is a gripping, poignant, and thoroughly original thriller that raises disturbing questions about the very nature of life and humanity—man as a scientific subject, as a tabloid plaything, as a living being, as a 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. Remarkably, the frozen man is brought back to the lab and successfully reanimated. 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.
 
Thrown together by circumstances beyond their control, Kate and Jeremiah grow closer. But the clock is ticking and Jeremiah’s new life is slipping away...and all too soon, Kate must decide how far she is willing to go to protect the man she has come to love.

About the Author


Stephen P. Kiernan has won numerous awards, including the Brechner Center’s Freedom of Information Award, the Scripps Howard Award for Distinguished Service to the First Amendment, and the George Polk Award. He is the author of two previous novels, The Curiosity and The Hummingbird, and two nonfiction books. He lives in Vermont with his two sons.

Praise For…


“Summer is dominated with thrilling books, but if you prefer yours more measured, more touching and decidedly more thought-provoking, this one may satisfy your curiosity.”
— Minneapolis Star Tribune on THE CURIOSITY

“I absolutely loved THE CURIOSITY. It’s as thought-provoking and powerful as FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON and the writing is breathtakingly beautiful. And that ending? Poignant, luminescent, and absolutely perfect.”
— Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of The Light in the Ruins and Midwives

“[A] smart, heady, and irresistible science thriller...Kiernan gets every element right in this breakneck, entertaining, and thought-provoking tale about time, mortality, the ethics of science, and the meaning of life.”
— Booklist (starred review)

“Stephen P. Kiernan’s The Curiosity is a true page-turner, mixing cutting edge science with an all-too-human love story, while simultaneously taking on the Big Questions. It’s one of the most assured debuts in years, a book that will stop your heart and start it again.”
— --Justin Cronin, bestselling author of The Passage

““[A]mbitious . . . an emotionally satisfying and brisk narrative . . . [T]his is a gripping novel with a clever conceit.”
— Publishers Weekly on THE CURIOSITY

“[A] smart, heady, and irresistable science thriller....Kiernan gets every element right in teh breakneck, entertaining and thought-provoking taleabout time, mortality, the ethics of science, and the meaning of life.”
— Booklist (starred review) on THE CURIOSITY

“Stephen P. Kiernan’s novel is a marvelous blend of sci-fi, romance, and the tug-of-war between science and ethics.”
— Parade on THE CURIOSITY

“[THE CURIOSITY] poses provocative questions about life and humanity.”
— Entertainment Weekly on THE CURIOSITY
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062221063
ISBN-10: 006222106X
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: July 9th, 2013
Pages: 448
Language: English