How could this possibly be interesting? Hugh Everett was a world famous physicist that came up with the theory of parallel worlds. Imagine, when we make a decision our lives split into alternate universes. The theory is based on an interesting experiment that proves that photon particles “split” as they emanate from a light source, and it is supposed to have overturned a popular belief in quantum mechanics that particles behave certain way under observation.
Of course Hugh Everett was an aloof intellectual that was utterly detached from the life of his son Mark Oliver. Mark did not inherent any of his father’s mathematical brilliance and grew up in a family that has long since passed away, including his sister. He is all that is left to represent the Everett legacy, and interestingly enough, some his father’s friends enjoy his music (which displays a maverick intelligence all its own).
I thoroughly enjoyed it. There is something about entering the life of a person through what they leave behind that captures their character in a much more salient and permanent way than when they are living. Mr. E can now say he found such joy and scoff at his parallel self that chose not to dig deep into a painful history.