Marie Benedict's powerful new novel shines a light on a woman who sacrificed her life to discover the nature of our very DNA, a woman whose world-changing contributions were hidden by the men around her but whose relentless drive advanced our understanding of humankind.
"Benedict brings to life Franklin’s grit and spirit... an important contribution to the historical record."
"Marie Benedict brings human warmth and in-depth science to a novel on the life of Rosalind Franklin... Benedict is terrific at showing how male exclusivity operates and has researched the science in magnificent depth... A humanly as well as scientifically engaging read."
"Marie Benedict has given us an immense gift: a peek into the inner world of Rosalind Franklin, one of the most brilliant—and overlooked—scientist of her time… This is Benedict’s best work yet, a book that will break your heart, rattle your expectations, and ultimately leave you stunned by the sacrifices one woman made for science."
—Nathalia Holt, New York Times bestselling author of
Rise of the Rocket Girls
About Marie Benedict
Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a litigator at two of the country's premier law firms, who found her calling unearthing the hidden historical stories of women. Her mission is to excavate from the past the most important, complex and fascinating women of history and bring them into the light of present-day where we can finally perceive the breadth of their contributions as well as the insights they bring to modern day issues.
"In writing her narratively connected, fictionalized biographies, Benedict is not unlike an archaeologist digging up clues to moments of epiphany." — Newsweek
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