Like his great-great-great uncle, the early geneticist Gregor
Mendel, Dr Benedict Lambert is struggling to unlock the secrets of
heredity. But for Benedict the mission is particularly urgent and
personal, for his is afflicted by achondroplasia. He is a dwarf.
When a chance meeting leads him to the acceptance that he craves,
he begins a journey towards correcting the injustice of his own
capricious genes, with devastating consequences. As intelligent as
it is entertaining, this witty novel is a gripping tale of
scientific intrigue and moral uncertainty.