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The infinite tides : a novel, Christian Kiefer

Label
The infinite tides : a novel
Title
The infinite tides
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Christian Kiefer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
Achieving the goal of a lifetime when he arrives aboard the International Space Station, astronaut and math genius Keith Corcoran is shattered to receive news that his wife has left him and that his 16-year-old daughter has died in a car accident, a situation from which he gradually recovers at the side of an unlikely friend
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10118923
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kiefer, Christian
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.I443
LC item number
I54 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronauts
  • Immigrants
  • Ukrainians
  • Male friendship
  • Suburban life
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
The infinite tides : a novel, Christian Kiefer
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/108/9781608198108/image/lgcover.9781608198108.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2011045534
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
393 pages
Isbn
9781608198108
Lccn
2011045534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The infinite tides : a novel, Christian Kiefer
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/108/9781608198108/image/lgcover.9781608198108.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2011045534
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
393 pages
Isbn
9781608198108
Lccn
2011045534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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