Listen to this audiobook, rated 2.4 out of 5 stars, for a length of 5 hours and 35 minutes. Rebecca Dinerstein Knight weaves a tale that Vanity Fair considers one of the best books of 2020 so far. Prepare to be captivated by a story that combines scientific observation with a touch of witchery, as Jenny Slate brings the narrative to life.
Dive into the world of Nell Barber, a former PhD candidate expelled from biological science. Nell finds herself obsessed with the delicate balance between poison and antidote, setting out on a quest to detoxify deadly plants at record-breaking speeds. Her mentor, Dr. Joan Kallas, holds a special place in Nell's heart, drawing her in with a combination of elegance, success, and a mysterious spiritual force. Despite her best intentions, Nell constantly finds herself drawn to Joan's office, unable to resist the pull.
Amidst a backdrop of tangled relationships, grudges, and obsessions, Nell and Joan find themselves at the center of an intricate web. With Nell's ex, her best friend, her best friend's boyfriend, and Joan's bumbling husband in the mix, desire and ambition run high. As their paths collide on the university campus, a chain reaction of affairs and heartbreak is set into motion.
Meanwhile, Nell fills her empty apartment with poisonous plants, using them as subjects for her study. She meticulously documents her findings and daily activities in a series of notebooks dedicated to Joan. These journals serve as a map of Nell's love, chronicling her emotional journey in astonishing detail.
Rebecca Dinerstein Knight's enchanting writing style transports you into a world of emotional and intellectual intensity. Prepare to be spellbound as you witness the captivating interplay of love, obsession, and ambition in "Hex".