Gentlemen of Space: A Novel

Gentlemen of Space: A Novel

Ira Sher


Magnolia court docket isn't the so much magical position in Florida, yet to Georgie Finch, his suburban improvement is the guts of the universe. during this beautifully crafted novel, Georgie tells us the tale of the way his local and his kin swap in 1976 while his father, Jerry, wins a competition to develop into the 1st civilian guy at the moon.
as soon as Jerry is shot into area, Magnolia courtroom becomes the worst type of American media circus, and Georgie unearths himself navigating via star-struck admirers and their card tables, Winnebagos, cookouts, and telescopes. whilst Jerry is going lacking, the camp becomes a vigil, punctuated via potluck suppers and banners. ultimately the astronauts go back to Earth with out Jerry and descend on Magnolia court docket -- of their spacesuits -- to pay their respects. all of the whereas Georgie will get mobilephone calls from his father in house, yet nobody believes him. should still we? Or is Georgie's whole tale simply that, a narrative?
A feat of literary ventriloquism, Gentlemen of Space is miraculous, pleasing, and astronomically artistic.

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