The Comet Seekers



R Is N And Fran Ois First Meet In The Snowy White Expanse Of Antarctica And Everything Changes.While R Is N Grew Up In A Tiny Village In Ireland, Ablaze With A Passion For Science And The Skies And For All There Is To Discover About The World, Fran Ois Was Raised By His Beautiful Young Mother, Who Dreamt Of New Worlds But Was Unable To Turn Her Back On Her Past.As We Loop Back Through Their Lives, Glimpsing Each Of Them Only When A Comet Is Visible In The Skies Above, We See How Their Paths Cross As They Come Closer And Closer To This Moment.Theirs Are Stories Filled With Love And Hope And Heartbreak, That Show How Strangers Can Be Connected And Ghosts Can Be Real, And The World Can Be As Lonely Or As Beautiful As The Comets Themselves.The Comet Seekers

Helen Sedgwick is the author of The Comet Seekers Harvill Secker, 2016 and The Growing Season Harvill Secker, 2017 Helen has an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University and has won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award Her debut novel has been published in seven countries including the UK, US and Canada, and was selected as one of the best books of 2016 by The Herald and Glamour.

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Comet Seekers
  • Helen Sedgwick
  • English
  • 15 August 2018

10 thoughts on “The Comet Seekers

  1. says:

    Antarctica The first sunset of the year Darkness will increase 20 minutes a day R is n, an Irish astrophysicist, and Fran ois, a French chef, both working at a research station, are becoming involved They share a wanderlust and a deep attachment to people and places continents away, she to her beloved cousin, Liam, he to his unusual mother, Severine But each feels a connection to the other that seems to have been written in the stars The Comet Seekers traces their paths through time and geography to show how they found themselves and each other at this time in this forbidding but magical place at the end of the Earth Helen Sedgwick from her siteR is n always had her eyes on the sky Even as a child she would drag her closest friend, her cousin Liam, out at night to look at the heavens, in rural Ireland, particularly when there was a comet to be seen Liam is very much earth based, expecting to spend his life working his family s farm R is n always knew that she wanted to see the world, and study the worlds beyond The tension in R is n s relationship with Liam is as palpable as their deep love for each other They talk about their respective worlds, the earth and the sky, the ground under his feet and the planets over her head.Comet West from LearnAstronomyHQ.comFran ois was an only child, raised in the Normandy town ...

  2. says:

    The Comet Seeker is a marvelous, beautifully written, emotional debut It seems to be very hard for me to write a review as this is a book which is hard to describe, it needs to be felt The Comet Seeker is the story of two people, Roisin and Fran ois who share a connection that seems to be written in the stars or, appropriately in comets They meet for the first time in Antarctica where they both work, she as a researcher, he as a chef The book starts with the day Comet Giacobini become visible in the sky, in 2017, with the final chapter returning to the same date Each chapter of the book presents glimpses from the lives of the two characters whenever a comet is visible in the skies During their existence, they both had a deep relationship with a special person and suffered loss The two lives intersect like the threads of a spiderweb and we discover connections between our heroes that emphasize the thought that they are destined for each other Oh, I should also mention that there are ghosts in the story, only visible to certain characters when a comet flies close to the Earth I do not want to say anything about them as I want you to read the book to find out When I started to read the novel I was expecting a beach read because the pages were flying I was on the beach so I had no problem with that, only that I ended up with tears in my eyes by page 20 Yes, it only took that long to care and to realize ...

  3. says:

    This is a quiet introspective story and it s fascinating in many ways to learn about the comets I was drawn immediately to Roisin, an Irish scientist in a research facility in Antarctica studying the comets and to Francois, the chef at the facility I wanted to know how their relationship would develop and about their pasts and how they came to be where they are, both in the place and in their states of mind Moving from time and place when comets occurred 2017, 1976, 1759 , 1066, back and forth , we see these characters in earlier years and also how they are connected to others at other points in time There are ghosts and a good dose of magical realism and I thought it an interesting story but I felt it to be a bit disjointed and contrived So what s it about For me it s about love and loss, a desire to know and be somewhere that gives something than the place you are from versus wanting to stay in the place you are from It s not ...

  4. says:

    1759 Halley s Comet In Beaux, two sisters in lace dresses read to one another as their husbands play cards and drink cognac The family home was once deserted, so the story goes, burned down to its stone foundations, but it was rescued by twin sisters, like them, and now it is filled with books and flowers and laughter They read in the paper about the naming of a comet after an astronomer who did not live to see it arrive, but they are not saddened by this They know that their house is filled with than children sometimes, when a comet flies through the sky, they see generations past and know that their family is tied to the skies and to their home and they are glad The story centers on R is n and Fran ois, and their families those living and those who lived long ago R is n is from Ireland, an astrophysicist As a child, she shared her love of the sky with Liam, her best friend cousin but especially her love of comets R is n is attached to the sky, and Liam, tied to his father s farm They lie on the grass and talk about the things that drunk people talk about at four in the morning past centuries and the vastness of the universe what makes true love true and whether or not the world is beco...

  5. says:

    I LOVED this book It was something a little different, beautifully written and absolutely engaging.Following our characters and those that came before them over a thousand years, snapshots of life whenever a comet is visible in the skies, this is a gorgeous, imaginative premise that really hits you in the heart To be fair it is actually really difficult to review because you don t want to give away the pure magic of it but also you want to throw it at people and just say READ THIS you will fall in book love.The Comet Seekers has a haunting, surreal quality to it, the prose poetic but highly immersive and the descriptive sense of it just sits with you long after you have finished it I read it in pretty much one sitting so caught up was I in the lives of these people, their world and experience, holding it all together in heavenly yes style is the night sky in all its glory this is a journey in than one sense of the word.I adored how Helen Sedgwick made the connections, sent th...

  6. says:

    I am afraid The Comet Seekers and I were not a good match.While I appreciated the lyrical writing, it wasn t enough to sustain my interest Things were moving slowly, the many characters from past and present confused me, especially in the beginning I never felt engaged with the story, never really cared for any of the characters This novel was too melancholy and too ponderous and it felt much longer than it was.The ghosts drove me insane, as I never quite got their meaning I personally would have loved a lot science and fewer ghosts I can get my head around sciency matters, even though I m illiterate when it comes to astronomy not a subject that ever interested me , but ghosts and other such supernatural beings don t do it for me.The narrat...

  7. says:

    Updating this review in anticipation of The Growing Season I will be publishing the review on Sep 1, and I absolutely loved it So you should check it out too, once it comes out. In short The Comet Seekers is a wonderful book I loved it. Main feel layered, nostalgic, deep and emotional Slow, will focus on feelings, coping with them, family events, and not action or developments, will also jump around timelines However, very magical, very warm and personal I loved this book to bits Considering I got it on NetGalley for free, it makes me even thankful and happy that I got the chance to review it Such a gift Especially at the end of the year, somehow The comets, the snow The memories if the images don t load, you can read this post on my blog This book tells the story of several people the main characters R is n, who is trying to cope with the loss of someone very dear to her, and Fran ois, who is trying to come to terms with the fact that his mother is seeing ghosts something he understands as mental illness as well as the fact that she prioritizes the ghosts over him The secondary characters are Liam, the one R is n lost, and Severine Fran ois mother And then there are all the ghosts Yes, they re real in the story About the only one who doesn t understand that is Fran ois The ghosts basically suffer from the di...

  8. says:

    I applied a firm grip to this book the other night and said, Prepare to be torn in half Three reasons why that didn t happen 1 I m not strong enough Even thinking about it hurt my muscles2 Thought about my librarian She s a meanie3 Fell asleep soon into the next chapter Zzzzz...

  9. says:

    Holy book, Batman This was painfully beautiful So, there are certain movies that are worth watching over and over again You never feel like you can unfold all the layers and fully understand every aspect of it, so you keep watching those movies, and keep discovering something new that was hidden the times before Every time you watch it again, you realize something that maybe you didn t know you realized before This book was that for me About one chapter in, and I knew this was something I d have to read again, because there are so many layers. This book demands and deserves to be explored, again and again It can only get beautiful I also must say that the style of writing didn t really hit me until the end That s when I really understood the beauty behind the words Every single line is so eloquent, well thought out, and thought provoking I mean guys This one is a beaut.I m not going to delve too far into the subject matter other than to say this book is really sad and really depressing and really freakin eye opening. It almost seems like I m saying, Don t read this book, it s super depressing and will make you sad nostalgic and all those feelings you try to avoid I m not saying that My point there, is that, it touches on an experience e...

  10. says:

    I enjoyed this story of comet seekers tracing through history to follow a family who communes with ghosts I would call it a beach read except I froze while reading it I would read this alongside Good Morning, Midnigh...

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