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The comet seekers, Helen Sedgwick

Label
The comet seekers
Title
The comet seekers
Statement of responsibility
Helen Sedgwick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A magical, intoxicating debut novel, both intimate and epic, that braids the past, present, and future of two lovers bound by the passing of great comets overhead and a coterie of remarkable ancestors. When Róisin and François meet at a remote research base on the frozen ice sheets of Antarctica, they are immediately drawn to each other. At first glance, the pair could not be more different. Older by a few years, Róisin, 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 the two are connected by devastating tragedy, the longing for a fresh start, and an indelible yet unknown bond that stretches back centuries. Helen Sedgwick carefully unfolds their surprisingly intertwined paths, moving forward and back through time to reveal how these lovers' destinies have long been united by the skies--the arrival of comets great and small. In telling Róisin 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"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sedgwick, Helen
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomers
  • Comets
  • Giacobini-Zinner comet
  • Antarctica
  • Astronomers
  • Comets
  • Antarctica
  • Solar system
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Magical Realism
  • FICTION / Sagas
  • Comets
  • Astronomers
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
Label
The comet seekers, Helen Sedgwick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 by Harvill Secker" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn934884321
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780062448767
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016008606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026552944
Label
The comet seekers, Helen Sedgwick
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 by Harvill Secker" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn934884321
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780062448767
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016008606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026552944

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