How I Won A Nobel Prize by Julius Taranto
Julius Tarantoâ€™s wickedly satirical and refreshingly irreverent debut novel, a young physicist follows her mentor to an island research institute that gives safe harbour to â€˜cancelledâ€™ artists and scientists. Helen, a graduate student on a quest to save the planet, is one of the best minds of her generation. But when her irreplaceable advisorâ€™s student sex scandal is exposed, she must choose whether to give up on her work or accompany him to RIP, a research institute which grants safe harbour to the disgraced and the deplorable.
As Helen settles into life at the institute alongside her partner Hew, she develops a crush on an older novelist, while he is drawn to an increasingly violent protest movement. As the rift between them deepens, they both face major â€“ and potentially world-altering â€“ choices. Hilarious, provocative and thought-provoking, How I Won A Nobel Prize approaches the issues of our times in a genuine and fresh way, examining the price weâ€™re willing to pay for progress and what it means, in the end, to be a good person.