The Infinite Tides

The Infinite Tides

A Novel

Book - 2012
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"Set in depleted, post-recession suburbia, with its endlessly interlocking cul-de-sacs, mega-parking lots and big box stores, The Infinite Tides tells the story of star astronaut Keith Corcoran's return to earth. Keith comes home from a lengthy mission aboard the International Space Station to find his wife and daughter gone, and a house completely empty of furniture, as if Odysseus had returned to Ithaca to find that everyone he knew had forgotten about him and moved on. Keith is a mathematical and engineering genius, but he is ill equipped to understand what has happened to him, and how he has arrived at the center of such vacancy. Then, he forges an unlikely friendship with a neighboring Ukrainian immigrant, and slowly begins to reconnect with the world around him. As the two men share their vastly different personal and professional experiences, they paint an indelible and nuanced portrait of modern American life. The result is a deeply moving, tragicomic and ultimately redemptive story of love, loss and resilience, and of two lives lived under the weight of gravity"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2012
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781608198108
Branch Call Number: FICTION Kiefer 2012
Characteristics: 393 pages ; 25 cm


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Nov 05, 2015

This started off very interesting & to my mind it fell apart to boring. A brilliant man strives to become an astronaut with single-minded doggedness. It never takes off. I kept thinking he's so smart he probably can't tie his own shoes, boil water & goes downhill from there. Brilliant people often have no common sense, even though there's really no such thing as common sense.


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