Gentlemen of Space: A Novel

Gentlemen of Space: A Novel

Ira Sher


Magnolia courtroom isn't the so much magical position in Florida, yet to Georgie Finch, his suburban improvement is the heart of the universe. during this beautifully crafted novel, Georgie tells us the tale of ways his local and his kinfolk swap in 1976 while his father, Jerry, wins a competition to turn into the 1st civilian guy at the moon.
as soon as Jerry is shot into area, Magnolia courtroom becomes the worst kind of American media circus, and Georgie reveals 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 through potluck suppers and banners. finally the astronauts go back to Earth with out Jerry and descend on Magnolia courtroom -- of their spacesuits -- to pay their respects. the entire whereas Georgie will get mobilephone calls from his father in house, yet not anyone believes him. should still we? Or is Georgie's whole tale simply that, a narrative?
A feat of literary ventriloquism, Gentlemen of Space is mind-blowing, beautiful, and astronomically artistic.

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