Incognito, Nick Payne


Title: Incognito

Author: Nick Payne

Typology: Drama

Language: English

Year: 2014

Publisher: Faber and Faber Ltd.

ISBN: 978-0-571-31707-3

Synopsis: Princeton, New Jersey. 1955. Thomas Stoltz Harvey performs the autopsy on Albert Einstein – and then steals his brain.

Bath, England. 1953. Henry undergoes pioneering brain surgery. The surgery changes Henry’s life, and the history of neuroscience.

London, England. The Present. Martha is a clinical neuropsychologist. When her marriage breaks down she starts to make radically different choices.

Three interwoven stories exploring the nature of identity and how we are defined by what we remember, Incognito is an exhilarating exploration of what it means to be human.