Sea of Tranquility

Sea of Tranquility

Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 06/04/2023
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The award-winning author of Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel returns with a novel of time travel that precisely captures the reality of our current moment. Sea of Tranquility is a virtuoso performance and an enormously exciting offering from one of our most remarkable writers.

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.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529083514
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 200g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 21 mm

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Sea of Tranquility
‘Sea of Tranquility’ left me sighing with satisfaction in the way that only exceptionally good books do.
Exploring our curiosity, desire for social interaction, sense of duty, our ethical tenets, and the ways we measure success and value life, this book is abo... READ MORE
Caz Stevens
Sea of Tranquility
Fascinating read.
I read this book from cover to cover in a day. Just one of those beautifully described and written stories that flows as fluidly as time itself, pun intend... READ MORE
Joe Perkins