The Resource The comet seekers : a novel, Helen Sedgwick

The comet seekers : a novel, Helen Sedgwick

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The comet seekers : a novel
Title
The comet seekers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Helen Sedgwick
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A magical, intoxicating debut novel, both intimate and epic, that intertwines the past, present, and future of two lovers bound by the passing of great comets overhead and a coterie of remarkable ancestors. Roisin and François are immediately drawn to each other when they meet at a remote research base on the frozen ice sheets of Antarctica. At first glance, the pair could not be more different. Older by a few years, Roisin, a daughter of Ireland and a peripatetic astronomer, joins the science team to observe the fracturing of a comet overhead. François, the base's chef, has just left his birthplace in Bayeux, France, for only the second time in his life. Yet devastating tragedy and the longing for a fresh start, which they share, as well as an indelible but unknown bond that stretches back centuries, connect them to each other. Helen Sedgwick carefully unfolds their surprisingly intertwined paths, moving forward and back through time to reveal how these lovers' destinies have long been tied to each other by the skies--the arrival of comets great and small. In telling Roisin and François's story, Sedgwick illuminates the lives of their ancestors, showing how strangers can be connected and ghosts can be real, and how the way we choose to see the world can be as desolate or as beautiful as the comets themselves. A mesmerizing, skillfully crafted, and emotionally perceptive novel that explores the choices we make, the connections we miss, and the ties that inextricably join our fates, The Comet Seekers reflects how the shifting cosmos unite us all through life, beyond death, and across the whole of time"--
  • "A magical, intoxicating debut novel that imagines the future and history of two lovers who are connected by the passing of great comets overhead and by the ancestors that bind them together"--
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Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.E342
LC item number
C66 2016
Literary form
fiction
The comet seekers : a novel, Helen Sedgwick
Label
The comet seekers : a novel, Helen Sedgwick
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 by Harvill Secker"--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780062448767
Lccn
2016008606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn934884321

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