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Sea of Tranquility: Signed Exclusive Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages
Published: 28/04/2022

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Another tour de force of imagination and dazzling construction from the author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel, Mandel's audacious time travel novel intertwines the stories of an Edwardian exile in British Columbia and an Earth-hopping writer two centuries later.

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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: 2928377073206
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'It is heaven to be immersed in the waters of Mandel's imagination, she is always able to see past the present moment to the futures it contains and the past that informed it. Her perspective is so wise, so graceful, so rich and - despite everything - comforting. I loved Sea of Tranquility' - Naomi Alderman, author of The Power

'A spiralling, transportive triumph of storytelling - sci-fi with soul' - Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies

'An ambitious time-travelling panorama of pandemics and parallel worlds' - Guardian

'Even more boldly imagined than Station Eleven. Exciting to read, relevant, and satisfying' - Kirkus

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“A superb follow up and companion volume to "Station Eleven" and "Glass Hotel" - an unmissable set of novels”

Emily St John Mandel’s 2014 fourth novel – the post apocalyptical “Station Eleven” (dealing with the aftermath of a deadly swine flu pandemic and beginning with an actor dying from a heart attack in a production of... More

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“An enormously exciting novel of time travel which I could not put down.”

This is the third of a series of novels which very strongly complement one another. The first of course is the award-winning “Station Eleven”, with its themes of global pandemic and survival. The second is “The... More

“Perfection!”

I can't adequately explain just how much I loved this novel.

This is as beautifully written as it is addictive - as soon as I picked this up I didn't want to do anything but read this, and I was devastated... More

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