God Is An Astronaut

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Jessica Frobisher is a botany professor at a university in Michigan. Her husband Liam works for a space tourism company called Spaceco. She has a son and a daughter, a nice house – and an intense friendship with Arthur, a fellow botanist, who has departed to the wilds north of Winnipeg, who she emails almost every day and misses every moment. Then disaster strikes Spaceco. Liam departs for Arizona and Jess wakes up to three TV vans parked in their drive. Jess attempts to keep down to earth by building a greenhouse in her garden, dreaming of orchids and orange trees and roses hanging from the ceiling. But nothing she does can prevent her life beginning to spiral out of control. Unfolding through Jess’s emails to Arthur, written in glimmering prose, this debut is both an exploration of space and of what it is to be human. It is also a love story like no other.

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As though a gesture could save anyone – in this universe where even the smallest pieces are hurtling away from one another at the speed of light.That’s all then. Or all I can say right now.What say you?Jess Frobisher is a botany professor at the local university. Her husband, Liam, works for a space tourism company called Spaceco, which has just become front-page news: one of their shuttles exploded shortly after lift-off, killing everyone on board. The press descends. With the future of the company in doubt, two filmmakers approach Liam about making a documentary on the space tourism industry. Seeing this as an opportunity to save Spaceco, Liam agrees to cooperate, assembling a team for another trip into space. When he asks Jess to go, she must decide how far she’s willing to go to save her faltering marriage and her life as she knows it.

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Weight 0.217 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

299

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K