Rockets Versus Gravity

Paperback | September 24, 2016

byRichard Scarsbrook

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A National Post Bestseller!
A multi-faceted story that explores how small actions and changes can give rise to startling and unintended consequences.


Trajectory. Declination. Impact. Escape Velocity. These are rocketry terms that could also describe aspects of the human experience.

A lumberjack obsessed with space travel loses four different wedding rings, and each of the lost rings symbolizes something different to the person who finds it.

There are the members of a rich family whose dramas overlap with those of the homeless people living right next door, under the bridges of the Rosedale Ravine. The wheelchair-bound teen who declares war on a man parking his luxury car in the handicapped parking spot. The would-be rock star selling insurance, whose terminal diagnosis sets his life on a new and dizzying path.

And many others. Every person is connected to every other - genetically, coincidentally, necessarily, or randomly. Every action has a consequence, seen or unseen, from the sublime to the catastrophic.

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A National Post Bestseller!A multi-faceted story that explores how small actions and changes can give rise to startling and unintended consequences.Trajectory. Declination. Impact. Escape Velocity. These are rocketry terms that could also describe aspects of the human experience.A lumberjack obsessed with space travel loses four differ...

Richard Scarsbrook is the author of eight books, including The Indifference League. His short stories and poems have appeared in Descant, The Dalhousie Review, Prairie Fire, Matrix, The Toronto Quarterly, and the NeWest Review. He teaches creative writing courses at George Brown and Humber Colleges, and is a mentor for the Humber Schoo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.57 inPublished:September 24, 2016Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:145973386X

ISBN - 13:9781459733862

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Scarsbrook provides readers with a mosaic-a series of narratives that straddle the line between a full-fledged novel and a collection of interlocking short stories. Embracing ideas of synchronicity and chaos theory, Scarsbrook jumps around in time and place - Subterrain