Sea of Tranquility

Sea of Tranquility

Hardback Published on: 28/04/2022
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Sea of Tranquility
A beautifully interwoven tale of humanity across centuries.
This novel, that let's face it, deals with a storyline that spans centuries (literally) is packed with ethical, moral and 'human' considerations. I lov... READ MORE
Hannah Torres
Sea of Tranquility
Truly masterful storytelling. Incredible.
To write a book like this, with almost Godlike perception, is of such rare skill. For fans of Station Eleven, this is EXACTLY the book that one would hope ... READ MORE
Phill - Waterstones Bookseller
Sea of Tranquility
Mandel does it again...
Almost-but-not-quite following on from Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel, Sea of Tranquility is exactly what you would expect from a Mandel novel. A slow ... READ MORE
Chelsea Reid
Sea of Tranquility
Time Travel And An Exploration Of Humanity
A time-hopping, mind-bending novel that explores the very fabric of our reality and what it means to be alive. This moves from 20th Century Britain to fu... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley


The award-winning author of Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel returns with a novel of time travel that precisely captures the reality of our current moment. Sea of Tranquility is a virtuoso performance and an enormously exciting offering from one of our most remarkable writers. In 1912, eighteen-year-old Edwin St. Andrew crosses the Atlantic, exiled from English polite society. In British Columbia, he enters the forest, spellbound by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and for a split second all is darkness, the notes of a violin echoing unnaturally through the air. The experience shocks him to his core. Two centuries later Olive Llewelyn, a famous writer, is traveling all over Earth, far away from her home in the second moon colony. Within the text of Olive's bestselling novel lies a strange passage: a man plays his violin for change in the echoing corridor of an airship terminal as the trees of a forest rise around him. When Gaspery-Jacques Roberts, a detective in the black-skied Night City, is hired to investigate an anomaly in time, he uncovers a series of lives upended: the exiled son of an aristocrat driven to madness, a writer trapped far from home as a pandemic ravages Earth, and a childhood friend from the Night City who, like Gaspery himself, has glimpsed the chance to do something extraordinary that will disrupt the timeline of the universe. Sea of Tranquility is a novel that investigates the idea of parallel worlds and possibilities, that plays with the very line along which time should run. Perceptive and poignant about art, and love, and what we must do to survive, it is incredibly compelling.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529083491
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 380g
  • Dimensions: 223 x 273 x 29 mm

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Sea of Tranquility
5 of 5 starsMy Five Word TL:DR Review: This book equals mind blownWords actually fail me right now – which isn’t the best start to a review is it? I am in... READ MORE
Lynn Williams
Sea of Tranquility
Highly recommended
Emily St. John Mandel is one of my favourite authors, and this story doesn't disappoint. This is a mystery story, a story of interplanetary travel, time t... READ MORE
Lucy Williams
Sea of Tranquility
Great Book.
I have to say that I have surprised myself recently by enjoying several books within the science fiction genre. This book is one of those. The story starts... READ MORE
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