Paul Russell's delicately layered, richly textured novels have won him widespread acclaim as one of the finest contemporary American novelists. Sea of Tranquillity, possibly his most ambitious and rewarding novel, traces a disintegrating nuclear family across two tumultuous decades of American life - from the early '60s to the '80s - and is told in a quartet of voices: astronaut Allen Cloud, his wife, their gay son, Jonathan, and his friend/lover. Ranging in time and emotion from the optimism of the first moon shot to the dark landscape of the age of AIDS, Sea of Tranquillity is an extraordinary and compelling novel.She lay her palm flat against my forehead. ... I drank the Coke, and in fact the fizz did make me feel somewhat better. ... I debated whether or not to go to the Travelers after all, whether I wanted to see Jonathan ever again, what I was going toanbsp;...
|Title||:||Sea of Tranquillity|
|Publisher||:||Macmillan - 2003-08-25|