Sea of Tranquility

Emily St. John Mandel

28 April 2022
347 pages


The instant Sunday Times bestseller, Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel investigates the idea of parallel worlds and possibilities, and plays with the very line along which time should run.

'So wise, so graceful, so rich' - Naomi Alderman, author of The Power
'Ingenious' - Guardian

Lives separated by time and space have collided, and an exiled Englishman, a writer trapped far from home, and a girl destined to die too young, have each glimpsed a world that is not their own. Travelling through the centuries, between colonies on the moon and an ever-changing Earth, together their lives will solve a mystery that will make you question everything you thought you knew to be true.

From the award-winning author of Station Eleven.

A Best Book of 2022 - Oprah Daily, Barack Obama, Glamour, LA Times
'Brilliant and fiercely original' - Observer
'One of her finest novels' - New York Times
Transcendent' - Wall Street Journal

It is heaven to be immersed in the waters of Mandel's imagination, she is always able to see past the present moment to the futures it contains and the past that informed it. Her perspective is so wise, so graceful, so rich and - despite everything - comforting. I loved Sea of Tranquility
A spiralling, transportive triumph of storytelling - sci-fi with soul
An ambitious time-travelling panorama of pandemics and parallel worlds