Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

An absolutely beautifully poignant and present novel. I once again love how Emily St. John Mandel uses elements of science fiction to construct frameworks for stories that are filled with multiple complex characters. Ultimately, exploring those elements through a different lens than is typical of science fiction.

 Time travel is used to experience different characters in different years. Some we know all too well as readers, others are foreign, yet imaginatively familiar. Characters living through their first pandemics. An author experiencing the fame of a writer. A man playing violin in an airship terminal in Oklahoma City. What is the significance that connects these lives?


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