Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Infinite Tides - Christian Kiefer

The Infinite Tides
Due to be published July 2nd 2012 by Bloomsbury.

Here's what the publishers have to say about it:
"A stunning debut novel about an astronaut's return to earth and the losses he must confront—elegant, moving, and deeply resonant with our times.
The Infinite Tides is a deeply moving, tragicomic story of love, loss, and resilience. It is also an indelible and nuanced portrait of modern American life, rendering our strengths and weaknesses with great and tender beauty."

And here's what I have to say about it:

Astronaut Keith Corcoran returns to Earth after a successful mission to the International Space Station. His whole life was focused on his goal of becoming an astronaut and as he achieves his life long ambition, tragedy strikes his family. He returns to Earth without the wife and child he left with and has in their place crippling migraines and a general disconnectedness to his surroundings. Intending to prepare the family home for sale, he returns to the empty house at his soon to be ex-wife's bidding to meet with the realtor and finalise details. He finds the house stripped of all possessions apart from one - the giant grey sofa that he hated and his wife insisted on having.