The Experiment Author:Richard Setlowe Harry Styles is thirty-six years old, he has a wife and three young children he loves. And he is dying of lung cancer. When Dr. Karl Steinhardt asks him to volunteer for a revolutionary operation - his lungs to be replaced by gills - he accepts with terror and pride, knowing that near the moment of his death he will be making a mark on science... more ». He lives - to find himself submerged in water, that water now his only world, the element he must "breathe" to exist.
In this taut, riveting novel, Richard Setlowe explores a myriad of very human reactions to an extraordinary - but not inconceivable - event. The research is already there in Navy and medical files: what gives it life is the dramatic and visceral feel Setlowe imparts to his imagined consequences of such an act........« less