Gravity Well

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Pub Date: 07/02/2019

Pages: 288

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: Scribe Publications Pty Ltd

Imprint: Scribe US

ISBN 13: 9781947534681

ISBN 10: 1947534688

Price: / $20.99 CAN$16.00

Category: FICTION / General

Gravity Well

By Melanie Joosten

Price: $16.00



About the Book

Lotte is an astronomer who spends her nights peering into deep space rather than looking too closely at herself. When she returns to her hometown after years in South America, reeling from a devastating diagnosis, she finds that much has changed. Lotte’s father has remarried, and she feels like an outsider in the house she grew up in. She’s estranged from her former best friend, Eve, who is busy with her own life, and unsure of how to recover the closeness they once shared. Initially, Lotte's return causes disharmony, but then it is the catalyst for a much more devastating event—an event that will change Lotte and Eve's lives forever.

If families are like solar systems—bodies that orbit in time with one another, sometimes close and sometimes far away—what is the force that drives them? And what are the consequences when the weight of one planet tugs others off course?

Gravity Well is a striking and tender tale of friendship and family: both the family we are born to, and the family we choose. Deeply compassionate and profoundly moving, it is a heartrending portrait of how we rebuild when the worst has happened.

About the Book

A heartrending portrait of how we rebuild when the worst has happened.


Melanie Joosten works at the National Ageing Research Institute in Melbourne. She is also the author of a book of essays on aging, A Long Time Coming, and one other novel, Gravity Well.