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The comet seekers : a novel

Author: Helen Sedgwick
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"A magical, intoxicating debut novel, both intimate and epic, that intertwines the past, present, and future of two lovers bound by the passing of great comets overhead and a coterie of remarkable ancestors. Roisin and François are immediately drawn to each other when they meet at a remote research base on the frozen ice sheets of Antarctica. At first glance, the pair could not be more different. Older by a few
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Romance fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sedgwick, Helen, 1978-
Comet seekers.
New York : Harper, 2016
(DLC) 2016008606
(OCoLC)934884321
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Sedgwick
ISBN: 9781443449571 1443449571 9780062448781 0062448781 9780062448781
OCLC Number: 960638591
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 by Harvill Secker"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (290 pages)
Responsibility: Helen Sedgwick.
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"A magical, intoxicating debut novel, both intimate and epic, that intertwines the past, present, and future of two lovers bound by the passing of great comets overhead and a coterie of remarkable ancestors. Roisin and François are immediately drawn to each other when they meet at a remote research base on the frozen ice sheets of Antarctica. At first glance, the pair could not be more different. Older by a few years, Roisin, 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 devastating tragedy and the longing for a fresh start, which they share, as well as an indelible but unknown bond that stretches back centuries, connect them to each other. Helen Sedgwick carefully unfolds their surprisingly intertwined paths, moving forward and back through time to reveal how these lovers' destinies have long been tied to each other by the skies--the arrival of comets great and small. In telling Roisin 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"--

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