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Emily St John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility explores the tricky business of time travel

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Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel (Picador).
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel (Picador).

BOOK: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel (Picador)

There’s a misdirection, or ambiguity, about this book’s title: the Sea of Tranquility isn’t a body of water at all, but a low-lying part of the moon where Apollo 11 landed in 1969. So, Neil Armstrong didn’t walk on water; nonetheless, this new novel by Emily St. John Mandel has enough near-miracles to maintain intrigue to its very end.

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