Rockets Versus Gravity by Richard ScarsbrookRockets Versus Gravity by Richard Scarsbrook

Rockets Versus Gravity

byRichard Scarsbrook

Paperback | September 24, 2016

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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.
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...
Title:Rockets Versus GravityFormat: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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Rockets Versus Gravity was a good read, it took me less than a day to read it because I was so curious to see where it was going to go. I loved getting to read a book set in Toronto and small-towns much like my own - Broken Pencil