The Comet Seekers

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Audio (9.07 hours)
Product Number: Z100116124
Released: Oct 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062571540
Narrator/s: Billie Fulford-Brown
Publisher: HarperAudio
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A magical, intoxicating debut novel, both intimate and epic, that intertwines the past, present, and future of two lovers bound by the passing of great comets overhead and a coterie of remarkable ancestors. ROisIn and Francois are immediately drawn to each other when they meet at a remote research base on the frozen ice sheets of Antarctica. At first glance, the pair could not be more different. Older by a few years, ROisIn, a daughter of Ireland and a peripatetic astronomer, joins the science team to observe the fracturing of a comet overhead. Francois, the baseA??s chef, has just left his birthplace in Bayeux, France, for only the second time in his life. Yet devastating tragedy and the longing for a fresh start, which they share, as well as an indelible but unknown bond that stretches back centuries, connect them to each other. Helen Sedgwick carefully unfolds their surprisingly intertwined paths, moving forward and back through time to reveal how these loversA?? destinies have long been tied to each other by the skiesA??the arrival of comets great and small. In telling ROisIn and FrancoisA??s story, Sedgwick illuminates the lives of their ancestors, showing how strangers can be connected and ghosts can be real, and how the way we choose to see the world can be as desolate or as beautiful as the comets themselves. A mesmerizing, skillfully crafted, and emotionally perceptive novel that explores the choices we make, the connections we miss, and the ties that inextricably join our fates, The Comet Seekers reflects how the shifting cosmos unite us all through life, beyond death, and across the whole of time.

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Author(s): Helen Sedgwick
Original Publish Date: Oct 11, 2016

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CD
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Author(s): Helen Sedgwick
Narrator(s): Billie Fulford-Brown
Product Number DD28630
Released: Oct 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504799935
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Author(s): Helen Sedgwick
Product Number EB00630714
Released: Oct 11, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: #9780062448781

Professional reviews

"Narrator Billie Fulford-Brown's light, musical voice carries listeners through this story of love, obligations, and dreams. In Segwick's debut, the narrative jumps around in time and between stories, but listeners never feel lost. In one part, Irish astrophysicist R—is’n runs towards and away from her small-town childhood and intense attachment to her cousin, Liam. In another part, Chef Franois has wanderlust while still remaining close to his mother, Severine, a woman who can communicate with ghosts. Fulford-Brown's expressive voice conveys a plethora of emotions in pitch-perfect French, Irish, and English accents. Although this is a fantastical tale with love and ghosts, there's also science and rational thought. Fulford-Brown gives them all equal weight. G.D. Winner of AudioFIle Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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