Sea of Tranquillity: A Novel

Sea of Tranquillity: A Novel

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by Paul Russell
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466826007
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
08/25/2003
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
491 KB

Meet the Author

Paul Russell is the author of five novels - including The Coming Storm - as well as The Gay 100, a work of non-fiction. His most recent novel was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award as well as the winner of the Ferro-Grumley Award. He is a professor at Vassar College and lives in upstate New York.


Paul Russell is the author of such novels as The Coming Storm and Sea of Tranquility - as well as The Gay 100, a work of non-fiction. His most recent novel was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award as well as the winner of the Ferro-Grumley Award. He is a professor at Vassar College and lives in upstate New York.

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Sea of Tranquility 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not what i expected. Lots of explicit gay sex. Not a light read by any stretch of the imagination. I gave it 3 stars because the book was fairly well written. I just did not appreciate the overwhelming subject matter already mentioned above.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book i've ever read.It follows the story of an astronaut Allen Cloud,his wife and there son.It tells the story of all three and how their lives change over a lifetime.But what I really enjoyed was the story of their son Johnathan.