Beguiled by the figure of German physicist Werner Heisenberg, who, with his notorious uncertainty principle disrupted the assumptions behind quantum mechanics, earning him the Nobel Prize in physics in 1932, a young, disenchanted philosopher attempts to right his own intellectual and emotional course, and take the measure of the evil at work in the contemporary world.
Jerome Ferrari is a writer and translator born in 1968 in Paris. His 2012 novel, "The Sermon on the Fall of Rome," won the Goncourt Prize. He is also the author of "Where I Left My Soul" (MacLehose, 2012). He teaches philosophy at the French School of Abu Dhabi."