A Virtual Event with Nicole Wachell in conversation with Diana Sieker | Thursday, October 8th at 5pm PST

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The Right Amount of Brilliance is a work of literary fiction that tells the story of Jake Washington and Sebastian Barnabas, two middle-aged professors working in the California Bay Area. After a chance event, they find out they are twins who were separated at the age of three. This revelation exposes their families’ histories and the issues that led to their estrangement.

While Jake and Sebastian reckon with the past, they must also contend with personal conflicts at work. Jake, a scientist at Berkeley, is analyzing a newly found Martian meteorite, but he must protect his research from an underhanded colleague. Sebastian, a mathematician at Stanford, is embroiled in a lawsuit—a product of his rampant womanizing. Eventually, the conflicts between Jake, Sebastian, their families, and everyone who knows them grow increasingly complex, culminating in devastating consequences.

About the author:
When she is not writing, Nicole Wachell is teaching high school English, raising her daughters and exploring other forms of creative expression. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

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The Right Amount of Brilliance Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578740614
Availability: In Stock
Published: Nicole Wachell - August 5th, 2020