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The Unfixed Stars

by Michael Byers

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

The Unfixed Stars Synopsis

It's 1928. Alan Barber is in love with his best friend's girl. Clyde Tombaugh is stuck at home farming crops about as far from his dream of becoming an astronomer as is possible. But by 1930, Alan will be enthralled in his life's greatest romance, and Clyde will have made one of the most significant astronomical discoveries of the twentieth century.

The Unfixed Stars Press Reviews

'The Unfixed Stars is ambitious in its scope, but to read it is to entrust yourself to a writer in seemingly complete control' Times Literary Supplement

 

'It is a rich mix of characters, and Byers handles them assuredly. He has the rare ability to make a multistranded story seem utterly coherent and seamless. Their tales are suffused with a lovely sense of the period ...If a passing alien were to be curious about the hopes, dreams and fears of the species who launched the probe, The Unfixed Stars would be a good place to start' The Times

 

'I absolutely loved this novel ...Think of the great open spaces of a John Steinbeck novel. Think of the gin-and-jazz era of Scott Fitzgerald sent through the prism of a fine modern imagination' Readers Digest

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ISBN: 9780330513814
Publication date: 05/08/2011
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330513814
Publication date: 5th August 2011
Author: Michael Byers
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
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About Michael Byers

Michael Byers is the author of the story collection The Coast of Good Intentions a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award - and the novel Long for This World.

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