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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 Starscharts 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 Starsis 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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lindavw, February 17, 2012 (view all comments by lindavw)
A many-faceted jewell of a novel. Nicholas Christopher dishes up the mystery of life in a beautifully told series of tales. The story follows a boy and his aunt after his kidnapping at a New York planetarium. It is epic and mythic in scope: it sweeps you up from the start and carries you around the world, through the constellations, and to the dark side of the moon. It is filled with captivating characters: psychics, astonomers, arachnologists, vampires, and Atlantian researchers. A book like this is truly rare, and it has to be the most unique book I have ever read.
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ISBN:
9780307799883
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication Date:
20111012
Author:
Christopher, Nicholas
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
512

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