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Emily St. John Mandel - Sea of Tranquility (2nd Hand Hardback)

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The award-winning, bestselling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time, love and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony of the moon three hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space.

In 1912, eighteen-year-old Edwin St. Andrew crosses the Atlantic, exiled from English polite society. In British Columbia, he enters the forest, spellbound by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and for a split second all is darkness, the notes of a violin echoing unnaturally through the air. The experience shocks him to his core.

Two centuries later Olive Llewelyn, a famous writer, is traveling all over Earth, far away from her home in the second moon colony. Within the text of Olive's bestselling novel lies a strange passage: a man plays his violin for change in the echoing corridor of an airship terminal as the trees of a forest rise around him.

When Gaspery-Jacques Roberts, a detective in the black-skied Night City, is hired to investigate an anomaly in time, he uncovers a series of lives upended: the exiled son of an aristocrat driven to madness, a writer trapped far from home as a pandemic ravages Earth, and a childhood friend from the Night City who, like Gaspery himself, has glimpsed the chance to do something extraordinary that will disrupt the timeline of the universe.

Sea of Tranquility is a novel that investigates the idea of parallel worlds and possibilities, that plays with the very line along which time should run. Perceptive and poignant about art, and love, and what we must do to survive, it is incredibly compelling.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
  • Category : Fiction - Science Fiction
  • Published : 2022 (Picador - 1st UK Edition)
  • ISBN : 9781529083491
  • SKU : B003142
  • PPC : SP500gm
  • RRP : £14.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'So wise, so graceful, so rich' - Naomi Alderman, author of The Power.

'Ingenious' - The Guardian.

'A Best Book of 2022' - Oprah Daily, Barack Obama, Glamour, LA Times.

'Brilliant and fiercely original' - The Observer.

'One of her finest novels' - New York Times.

'Transcendent' - Wall Street Journal.

'Bold and exciting . . . Sea of Tranquility is Mandel’s most ambitious novel yet. Inventing and mind-bending.'The Economist.

'Destabilizing, extraordinary, and blood-boiling . . . a speculative epic.'New Yorker.

'Extraordinary . . . An expertly crafted time-travel tale . . . supremely satisfying and moving . . . You won’t be able to shut up about this book.'Irish Times.

'Readers of Mandel’s Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel will not be disappointed, a generous and elegant novel about art and family and time travel.'LitHub.

'Mind-blowing.'Washington Post.

The Author

Emily St. John Mandel was born in Canada and studied dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Her novels include Last Night in MontrealThe Singer's GunThe Lola QuartetStation ElevenThe Glass Hotel and Sea of Tranquility. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

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