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This poetic novel by the acclaimed author of John Dollar describes America at the brink of the Atomic Age In the years between the two world wars the future held promise than peril but there was evidence of things unseen that would transfigure our unuestioned trust in a safe future Fos has returned to Tennessee from the trenches of France Intrigued with electricity bioluminescence and especially x rays he believes in science and the future of technology On a trip to the Outer Banks to study the Perseid m In this world where bombs are dropped to end a war where people living in clean new identical houses and whose sons spend dreamy summer evenings in tents in the back build th

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Evidence of Things Unseen

Eteor shower he falls in love with Opal whose father is a glassblower who can spin color out of lightFos brings his new wife back to Knoxville where he runs a photography studio with his former Army buddy Flash A witty rogue and a staunch disbeliever in Prohibition Flash brings tragedy to the couple when his appetite for pleasure runs up against both the law and the Ku Klux Klan Fos and Opal are forced to move to Opal's mother's farm on the Clinch River and soon they have a son Lightfoot But when the New My distaste for this book can be understood by a sentence very early on in this novelBlinking in the the rain he saw her bones smooth as horn beneath the fabric of her dress w

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Deal claims their farm for the TVA Fos seeks work at the Oak Ridge Laboratory Site X in the government's race to build the bomb And it is there when Opal falls ill with radiation poisoning that Fos's great faith in science deserts him Their lives have traveled with touching inevitability from their innocence and fascination with things that glow to the new world of manmade suns Hypnotic and powerful Evidence of Things Unseen constructs a heartbreaking arc through twentieth century American life and beli Note When my opinion is so absolutely opposite of the majority of the readers of a book I feel a bit than just the star rating is necessary In this case it s not difficult to


10 thoughts on “Evidence of Things Unseen

  1. says:

    The first thing I noticed in this book was Wiggen’s use of poetic language Beautiful But in the beginning of the book at least it was too much for me Like too many plums in the pudding too much sauce on the pasta Tasty gems need a matrix to shine against When it’s all chocolate chips and no cookie it can become cloying The wr

  2. says:

    I’ve got to hand it to Goodreads I never would have even heard of this book if it weren’t for the reading friends I’ve made there And that would have been a shame because Evidence of Things Unseen is going on my list of all time favorite books and likely the best book I’ve read this yearThe book opens with Fos nicknamed for

  3. says:

    In this world where bombs are dropped to end a war; where people living in clean new identical houses and whose sons spend dreamy summer evenin

  4. says:

    My distaste for this book can be understood by a sentence very early on in this novelBlinking in the the rain he saw her bones smooth as horn beneath the fabric of her dress where it clung flat as oil on water to her form he saw the flat spades of her scapulae and her ropy spine rising from the meager compass of her unspanned hips

  5. says:

    I’m not the kind of person to gush I believe that the 80 20 ratio of great to mediocre applies to all things including books So when I do gush I mean it And I’m gushing Evidence of Things Unseen covers the range of historical events from o

  6. says:

    I thought this book was spectacularly well written with gorgeous language and very clever use of mathematical and scientific language to create romantic descriptions There were several very obvious themes woven throughout which I fo

  7. says:

    Note When my opinion is so absolutely opposite of the majority of the readers of a book I feel a bit than just the star rating is necessary In this case it's not difficult to explain why I have the opinion I doI was very excited when

  8. says:

    This is a touching story of the tender love between Fos and Opal Fos is a man who has always been fascinated by things that

  9. says:

    Absolutely beautiful book I read it as slowly as I possibly could so as to savor it

  10. says:

    This nearly 400 page book mesmerized me from the breathtaking opening paragraph The story of Fos and Opal grows from their innate curiosity in the world around them Fos an amateur scientist thrives on luminescence

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