Dana Dargos is a published Lebanese-American writer born and raised in the Bay Area. From the moment she created adventurous, crayon-scribbled tales in kindergarten, she knew writing would forever be a part of her life. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in English Literature. Einstein in the Attic is her debut novel.
“To my dearest loved ones who have supported me from day one of this six-year journey towards my debut novel— never doubting me for a second, always believing in me, and always having my back: you know who you are. To my mother whose eyes would brighten up with hope whenever I shared any good news, whose lips would smile in prayer and blessings, and whose pure heart would always want the best for me without ever raising any suspicions or doubts. May God always bless you, especially after all of the sacrifices and hardships I have witnessed you endure. You are the meaning of a role model and I am grateful to reflect upon and admire more things about you every year. I love you so much.
To Said who is one of the best co-authors I could have ever asked for. “Kind,” “understanding,” “innovative,” “intelligent,” “supportive,” “hardworking,” “independent,” and “team-player” are only a few of the words I can use to describe you.
And lastly, to those who have endured the worst of life that has caused them to question themselves, their identities, and the world itself. You are heard. You are valued. You are loved. Never give up.”
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Said Al Bizri
Said Al Bizri is writer, existentialist thinker, and avid researcher with a BA from the American University of Beirut. He works as a business development director in a number of countries. Together, Said and Dana conducted five years of research to ensure plausible and accurate scientific and historical information. Einstein in the Attic is also his debut novel.
“For a project that took five years to finish, allow me to begin expressing my gratitude by firstly thanking my beautiful wife, Hiba, who supported me from day one and kept believing in me and my ability to pull this off—along with our talented niece and my co-author, Dana, who made all of this possible. I would also like to thank my kids, friends, and family for being patient and supportive of me as I spent countless hours reading, writing, and editing. And lastly, I would also like to dedicate Einstein in the Attic to my childhood friend, Mounir Hijazi, whose entertaining and worldly intellectual debates I had the pleasure of engaging in inspired me to write this novel.”
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Set against the backdrop of the war between science and God, reason and faith, Einstein in the Attic is the story of one scientist’s search for truth and meaning when faced with the ultimate question: Is there a God? Fleeing war-torn Lebanon, Adam Reemi’s faith is shaken by the hardships he has endured, but when he and a colleague successfully construct a nano hadron collider, and using sound waves, Adam finds unheard-of power at his fingertips. To help him answer the greatest question mankind has ever posed, he zaps the best philosophical minds of all time–namely Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Soren Kierkegaard, and Baruch Spinoza–from the past and into his attic. Not all goes according to plan, however, and Adam finds himself in a race against time to formulate an answer to the question of intelligent design… or risk losing everything.