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God is an astronaut

Foster, Alyson2015
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.
Main title:
God is an astronaut / Alyson Foster.
London : Bloomsbury, 2015.
299 pages ; 20 cm
Originally published: 2014.
9781408845035 (pbk)
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