Introduction: Physics and the Search for Meaning
This novel, as the subtitle says, is about God and string theory. Its heroine is a modern-day version of Joan of Arc; she’s a New York City teenager who has an extraordinary talent for math and physics. The novel’s plot mixes science and religion, which is perhaps a questionable strategy, more likely to upset readers than to please them. When you write about God, you’re almost certain to offend someone.