Princeton University Library Catalog

Rockets versus gravity / Richard Scarsbrook.

Author:
Scarsbrook, Richard [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Toronto: Dundurn, 2016, , ©2016]
Description:
196 pages ; 22 cm
Summary note:
"Trajectory. Declination. Impact. Escape Velocity. These are rocketry terms that could also describe aspects of the human experience. A lumberjack obsessed with space travel loses four different wedding rings, and each of the lost rings symbolizes something different to the person who finds it. There are the members of a rich family whose dramas overlap with those of the homeless people living right next door, under the bridges of the Rosedale Ravine. The wheelchair-bound teen who declares war on a man parking his luxury car in the handicapped parking spot. The would-be rock star selling insurance, whose terminal diagnosis sets his life on a new and dizzying path. And many others. Every person is connected to every other -- genetically, coincidentally, necessarily, or randomly. Every action has a consequence, seen or unseen, from the sublime to the catastrophic."-- Provided by publisher.
Other format(s):
Issued also in electronic formats.
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
Rockets vs. gravity
ISBN:
  • 9781459733862 (paperback)
  • 145973386X (paperback)
  • (pdf)
  • (epub)
OCLC:
922913096
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