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|Keith Corcoran has spent his entire life preparing to be an astronaut. Finally aboard the International Space Station, hundreds of miles above Earth's swirling blue surface, he receives word that tragedy has befallen his family and that, in its wake, his wife has left him. Returning to earth, to his now empty suburban home, Keith is alone with the memories and feelings he can barely acknowledge. His experiences in space quickly dwindle to a distant memory. What remains are cul-de-sacs, big box stores, enormous parking lots. And yet out of this landscape come reconnection, friendship, and, finally, a sense of how to live under the weight of gravity. "Smart, lyrical, deeply moving." T.C. Boyle Set in depleted, post-recession suburbia, with its endlessly interlocking cul-de-sacs, mega-parking lots and big box stores, The Infinite Tides tells the story of star astronaut Keith Corcoran's return to earth. Keith comes home from a lengthy mission aboard the International Space Station to find his wife and daughter gone, and a house completely empty of furniture, as if Odysseus had returned to Ithaca to find that everyone he knew had forgotten about him and moved on. Keith is a mathematical and engineering genius, but he is ill equipped to understand what has happened to him, and how he has arrived at the center of such vacancy. Then, he forges an unlikely friendship with a neighboring Ukrainian immigrant, and slowly begins to reconnect with the world around him. As the two men share their vastly different personal and professional experiences, they paint an indelible and nuanced portrait of modern American life. The result is a deeply moving, tragicomic and ultimately redemptive story of love, loss and resilience, and of two lives lived under the weight of gravity.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||111181813|
|Number Of Pages||400 pages|
|Publisher||Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
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