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At a Manhattan planetarium in 1965, ten-year-old Enzo and his young aunt, Mala, are separated, an event that profoundly alters the rest of their lives. In an epic tale of love and destiny, A Trip to the Stars charts their paths over the next fifteen years as they search for each other and, in the process, discover themselves.

As Enzo and Mala cross continents and seas on their separate journeys, they encounter a dizzying array of people: an arachnologist in New Orleans, an asteroid specialist, a wounded B-52 navigator in Vietnam, a professional mind reader, a maverick NASA astronomer, and countless others. All of them are searching for things they have lost — loved ones, opportunities, enlightenment. Through them Mala and Enzo discover a world steeped in mystery, romance, and intellectual adventure.

A Trip to the Stars is both a love story and a coming-of-age story that shows us what happens when we lose what matters most. Fusing imagination and suspense with remarkable narrative skill, Nicholas Christopher builds a story of tremendous scope that lingers in detail and sensation long after the last page has been turned.

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"Breathtaking coincidences, magical occurrences, dramatic confrontations, mystical beliefs, the influence of astronomical phenomenon and the intriguing confluence of fate and chance are plot elements that bubble like champagne in Christopher's brilliantly labyrinthine new novel." Publishers Weekly

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"Christopher successfully blends a love of astronomy, travel, and architecture with intriguing bits of arachnology and space travel. Enigmatic but touching." Library Journal

Review:

"Extraordinary...a dizzying ride...and elegant, idiosyncratic work of art." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"Hip Sexy...a novel in which anything can happen....Mr. Christopher is a superbly lyrical and descriptive writer." New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Nicholas Christopher is the author of two previous novels, The Soloist and Veronica, seven books of poetry, and a nonfiction book, Somewhere in the Night: Film Noir and the American City. He lives in New York City.

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Contents

  1. The Planetarium
  2. New Orleans
  3. Brooklyn
  4. Spiders
  5. The Abandoned Factory
  6. The Hospital Ship
  7. The Hotel Canopus
  8. The Hôtel Alnilam
  9. The Education of Enzo
  10. Islands
  11. The Sky-City
  12. Kauai
  13. The Stardust
  14. Naxos
  15. The Hotel Rigel
  16. Dead Letter
  17. Honolulu
  18. Ice
  19. Houston
  20. Fire
  21. A Trip to the Stars

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Favorite novel of all time!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743203302
Author:
Christopher, Nicholas
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
February 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 19.04 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Breathtaking coincidences, magical occurrences, dramatic confrontations, mystical beliefs, the influence of astronomical phenomenon and the intriguing confluence of fate and chance are plot elements that bubble like champagne in Christopher's brilliantly labyrinthine new novel." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Christopher successfully blends a love of astronomy, travel, and architecture with intriguing bits of arachnology and space travel. Enigmatic but touching."
"Review" by , "Extraordinary...a dizzying ride...and elegant, idiosyncratic work of art."
"Review" by , "Hip Sexy...a novel in which anything can happen....Mr. Christopher is a superbly lyrical and descriptive writer."
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