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Author Kiefer, Christian, 1971-
Title The infinite tides : a novel / Christian Kiefer.
Published New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2012.
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 Floor4  PS3611.I443 I54 2012    IN LIBRARY
 Generously Provided By: Tish Fogarty & David SvabodaSharon Fogarty Young Readers' Collection Bookplate Image 
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 393 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
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."-- Provided by publisher.
Local Note Tish Fogarty & David Svaboda; Endowment; 2013.
Subject Astronauts -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Ukrainians -- United States -- Fiction.
Male friendship -- Fiction.
Suburban life -- Fiction.
Collection Title Fogarty Endowment.
ISBN 9781608198108
OCLC number 759174613