Blinded by the Sun, Stephen Poliakoff



Title: Blinded by the Sun

Author: Stephen Poliakoff

Typology: Drama

Language: English

Year: 1996

Publisher: Samuel French Ltd


Synopsis:When the retiring professor in a Chemistry department of a northern university chooses Al, a mediocre scientist but a brilliant administrator, to succeed him as head of the department, he sets in motion a chain of events that will test the department’s endurance to the limits. Al begins reorganizing the department, but soon finds that Christopher, his peer and rival, and Elinor, his one-time teacher whom he worships, are unwilling to change the mysterious, isolated way in which they work. Then Christopher announces a major breakthrough,  which should assure a prosperous future for all – but which ultimately has disastrous results.