The Path of Minor Planets

A Novel

Andrew Sean Greer

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In 1965, on a small island in the South Pacific, a group of astronomers gather to witness the passing of a comet, but when a young boy dies during a meteor shower, the lives of the scientists and their loved ones change in subtle yet profound ways. Denise struggles for respect in her professional life, married Eli becomes increasingly attracted to Denise and her quixotic mind, and young Lydia attempts to escape the scientists’ long-casting shadows. Andrew Sean Greer’s remarkable and sweeping first novel is an exploration of chances taken and lost, of love found and broken, and of time’s subtle gravitational pull on the lives of everyday and extraordinary people.

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Praise for The Path of Minor Planets

“One of the wisest, most compassionate novels about smart people’s emotional lives to come around in years.” —San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

“Greer pinpoints the ‘tiny hidden madnesses in ordinary people’ with unerring accuracy, and, in prose littered with sparks, makes palpable the longing for the celestial.” —The New Yorker

“[Greer’s] carefully crafted sentences can ring with ethereal beauty, and his metaphors are vivid and creative....Greer is a writer to watch; he has a literary style that’s worth wrapping around his sensitive perspective on the world.” —The Boston Globe

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Andrew Sean Greer

Andrew Sean Greer is the bestselling author of five works of fiction, including The Story of a Marriage, which The New York Times has called an "inspired, lyrical novel," and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was named a best book of 2004 by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, and The Paris Review. He is the recipient of the Northern California Book Award, the California Book Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, the O Henry Award for short fiction and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Public Library. Greer lives in San Francisco.

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The Path of Minor Planets
A Novel
Andrew Sean Greer

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
October 2002
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312306052
ISBN10: 0312306059
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$18.00

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Picador
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429901055
ISBN10: 1429901055
272 pages
$7.99
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