Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

I loved this new time travel novel from Emily St. John Mandel. Covering a span of several hundred years from 1912 onwards, we are taken to moments in time connected to a mysterious time slip or glitch. The main protagonist grows up in a moon colony in the future and, as an adult, is set to work by the Time Institute to figure out the reason for this glitch, travelling to each moment in time to interview the people involved. 

Taking inspiration from her earlier novels, the author includes pandemics, performance art and some familiar characters (although it’s not necessary to have read her previous books). Beautiful writing with a thought-provoking theme, I highly recommend Sea of Tranquility (2022) to readers of Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell

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