Relativity (Paperback)
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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 19/01/2017
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Ethan is an exceptionally gifted young boy, obsessed with physics and astronomy.

His single mother Claire is fiercely protective of her brilliant, vulnerable son. But she can't shield him forever from learning the truth about what happened to him when he was a baby; why Mark had to leave them all those years ago.

Now age twelve, Ethan is increasingly curious about his past, especially his father's absence in his life. When he intercepts a letter to Claire from Mark, he opens a lifetime of feelings that, like gravity, will pull the three together again.

Relativity is a tender and triumphant story about unbreakable bonds, irreversible acts, and testing the limits of love and forgiveness.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472151704
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 30 mm


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Relativity is wonderful, a beautifully written, heartbreaking novel that I feel certain will find the huge audience it deserves. - S J Watson, author of BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP and SECOND LIFE

Original, compassionate, cleverly plotted, and genuinely difficult to put down. The premise is compelling and the plot twists and turns without ever feeling forced. This novel is an intelligent, honest and compassionate look at people and relationships under stress: the shocking revelation [in it] is tempered with real insight as to how such things happen. - Greeme Simsion, author of THE ROSIE PROJECT and THE ROSIE EFFECT

Relativity is a novel of assured and measured empathy, a story of familial love and familial hurt that is fair, honest and remarkably non-judgemental. Hayes is a convincing writer and a true storyteller: her characters are alive. - Christos Tsiolkas, author of THE SLAP

The race towards the conclusion keeps us guessing, but ultimately, it's the beautifully drawn characters who stay with you long after the final page. - Australian Women's Weekly

Relativity left even my cynical heart pounding . . . [many] writers could learn something from Hayes . . . wonderful and beyond inventive - if one of the precise pleasures of fiction is a glimpse at someone else's thought processes, this is indeed a marvel. - The Saturday Paper

Relativity is a transcendental book that manages to stay grounded and true in its warmth and pathos. With fully realised characters and a gripping storyline that unfolds into a carefully constructed equation of familial love, I could not put it down. - Alice Pung, author of UNPOLISHED GEM and LAURINDA

Pulls you into the moment like you've unexpectedly pin-dropped through Antarctic ice . . . Relativity upends expectations and holds you in its thrall as Hayes asks unsettling questions about the frailties of memory and love . . . An Australian debut not to be missed. - Readings Monthly

A charming and fresh debut placing a family's secrets in the great expanse of the universe. - Kirkus Reviews

Each character is a complex universe capable of love and violence. I tore through it - Courtney Collins, author of The Burial

An affecting, gripping debut novel about the nature of family and identity - Mail on Sunday

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“The subject matter overall is a difficult one and dealt with sensitively.”

This has such an endearing cover and the blurb attracted me, so when I was offered a book and to be part of the blog tour I happily agreed. There seem to be a lot of reviews that say it is ‘brilliant’ so I had fairly... More

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Whispering Stories

“Relativity, is a powerful, engaging read. It is thought-provoking and utterly impressive.”

Twelve year-old Ethan lives with his single mum Claire, in Sydney, Australia. He doesn’t know much about his father, except that his mum won’t talk about him.

Ethan is different than the other children, but he... More

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“A beautiful, heartbreaking novel”

The story centres around Ethan, who is twelve and loves physics, astronomy and his mother, Claire. He'd like to know his father but he left when Ethan was four months old. Ethan becomes ill and finds out that not... More

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