Sea of Tranquillity: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Sea of Tranquillity: A Novel

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Overview


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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466826007
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 8/25/2003
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 402,984
  • File size: 480 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Ok book

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2005

    THE BEST BOOK IVE EVER READ

    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.

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