Sea of Tranquility

The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller from the Author of Station Eleven

Emily St John Mandel author


Publisher:Pan Macmillan

Published:6th Apr '23


Available for immediate dispatch.

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The award-winning, bestselling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time, love and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony of the moon three hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space.

The instant Sunday Times bestseller, Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel is a story of parallel worlds and possibilities that plays with the very line along which time should run.

'So wise, so graceful, so rich' - Naomi Alderman, author of The Power
'Ingenious' - Guardian

Lives separated by time and space have collided, and an exiled Englishman, a writer trapped far from home, and a girl destined to die too young, have each glimpsed a world that is not their own. Travelling through the centuries, between colonies on the moon and an ever-changing Earth, together their lives will solve a mystery that will make you question everything you thought you knew to be true.

From the award-winning author of Station Eleven.

A Best Book of the Year - Guardian, Oprah Daily, Barack Obama
'Brilliant and fiercely original' - Observer
'One of her finest novels' - New York Times
Transcendent' - Wall Street Journal

Brilliant . . . a fiercely original creation * Observer *
It is heaven to be immersed in the waters of Mandel's imagination . . . so wise, so graceful, so rich . . . I loved Sea of Tranquility -- Naomi Alderman, Women's Prize-winning author of The Power
A spiralling, transportive triumph of storytelling - sci-fi with soul -- Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies
A cunning time-travel narrative . . . unputdownable . . . distinctive, remarkable work from one of the genre’s major voices * Guardian, Best Books of the Year *
One of her finest novels and one of her most satisfying forays into speculative fiction yet * New York Times *
A time travel epic: a soaring story of connections through the ages . . . profound and life-affirming * Vogue *
Even more boldly imagined than Station Eleven. Exciting to read, relevant, and satisfying. * Kirkus *
Ingenious, hugely ambitious . . . graceful and beguiling * Guardian *
Bold and exciting . . . Sea of Tranquility is Mandel’s most ambitious novel yet. Inventing and mind-bending * The Economist *
Destabilizing, extraordinary, and blood-boiling . . . a speculative epic * New Yorker *
Extraordinary . . . An expertly crafted time-travel tale . . . supremely satisfying and moving . . . You won’t be able to shut up about this book * Irish Times *
Readers of Mandel’s Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel will not be disappointed, a generous and elegant novel about art and family and time travel * LitHub *
The feeling of something lovely glimpsed and lost is everywhere in these pages * New York Times *
Mind-blowing * Washington Post *
Mandel remains an instant-buy writer * Glamour *
Wonderfully inventive . . . genuinely impressive, subtle and nuanced . . . a story with love and longing for connection at its heart, moving and thought-provoking in equal measure * Big Issue *
An ambitious time-travelling panorama of pandemics and parallel worlds * Guardian *
A story like a tone poem, uncannily lovely and profound * EW *
A trippy, wistful story * Wired *
An inventive, haunting, and tender time-travel story that underscores the importance and resilience of art * Vulture *
Poignant, ingeniously constructed and deeply absorbing * NPR *
Sensational . . . masterfully plotted and deeply moving * Esquire *
Emily St. John Mandel, who, like an ingenious origami artist, seems determined with each new work to add yet another fold to our perception of what is real and one further twist to what we think of as time . . . Transcendent * Wall Street Journal *
Mandel illustrates how hope and humanity are flames that can never be fully extinguished * Elle *
World builder is a phrase that's rightly used to describe Emily Mandel's immersive powers as a novelist. I didn't just read Station Eleven, The Glass Hotel or Sea of Tranquility. I lived in those novels -- Maureen Corrigan * NPR *

ISBN: 9781529083514

Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm x 21mm

Weight: 200g

272 pages