The Dna Of You And Me: A Novel by Andrea RothmanThe Dna Of You And Me: A Novel by Andrea Rothman

The Dna Of You And Me: A Novel

byAndrea Rothman

Hardcover | March 12, 2019

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"This sharp debut...sets a bittersweet love story within the cut-throat world of academic research, a great pairing [Rothman] explores with heart, smarts, and a lot of furtive sex." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A powerful debut novel—a wonderfully engaging infusion of Lab Girl, The Assistants, and Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine—that pits the ambition of scientific discovery against the siren call of love.

How does smell work? Specifically, how do olfactory sensory neurons reach their targets in the brain, where smell is processed? Justin McKinnon has hired Emily Apell to study that question. What Justin hasn’t told Emily is that two other scientists in the lab, Aeden and Allegra, are working on a very similar topic, and their findings may compete with her research.

Emily was born focused and driven. She’s always been more comfortable staring down the barrel of a microscope than making small talk with strangers. Competition doesn’t scare her. Her special place is the lab, where she analyzes DNA sequences, looking for new genes that might be involved in guiding olfactory neurons to their targets.

To Emily’s great surprise, her rational mind is unsettled by Aeden. As they shift from competitors to colleagues, and then to something more, Emily allows herself to see a future in which she doesn’t end up alone. But when Aeden decides to leave the lab, it becomes clear to Emily that she must make a choice: follow her research or follow her heart.

A sharp, relevant novel that speaks to the ambitions and desires of modern women, The DNA of You and Me explores the evergreen question of career versus family, the irrational sensibility of love, and whether one can be a loner without a diagnostic label.

Title:The Dna Of You And Me: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.89 inPublished:March 12, 2019Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062857819

ISBN - 13:9780062857811

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“The DNA of You And Me is a gorgeous novel exploring the intersection of love and science.”