A Landing on the Sun

A Novel

Michael Frayn

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From the bestselling author of Headlong and Spies, "an unconditional triumph" (The Washington Post Book World)

For fifteen years, ever since the taciturn civil servant Summerchild fell to his death from a window in the Admiralty, there have been rumors.

So Brian Jessel, a young member of the Cabinet Office, is diverted from his routine work and asked to prepare an internal report. Slowly, from the archives in the Cabinet Office Registry, Jessel begins to reconstruct Summerchild’s last months. It begins to emerge that, at a time when America had just put men on the moon, the British were involved in an even bolder project, and that Summerchild was investigating a phenomenon as common as sunlight, but as powerful and dangerous as any of the forces that modern science has known.

The secret world into which Brian Jessel stumbles turns out to be even more extraordinary than his department had feared.

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"An elegance and cunning reminiscent of Henry James, and Mr. Frayn's most artful creation so far." --The New York Times Book Review

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Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn is the author of eleven novels, including the bestselling Headlong and Spies. He has also written thirteen plays, among them Noises Off and Copenhagen, which won three Tony Awards in l999. He lives in London.

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A Landing on the Sun
A Novel
Michael Frayn

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Picador
December 2003
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ISBN: 9780312421908
ISBN10: 0312421907
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$18.00
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