A Trip to the Stars

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Dial Press, 2000 - Fiction - 499 pages
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"But in New York, Loren's aunt, Mala, knows only that he has disappeared. Distraught after her year-long search for him proves fruitless, she quits college and enlists in the Navy Nursing Corps at the height of the Vietnam War. On a hospital ship in the South Pacific, her grief over Loren is subsumed by her love for a wounded navigator. Yet just as she opens her heart, he too vanishes - pronounced missing in action on his next mission. Devastated again, Mala begins a restless ten-year journey, moving from island to island around the globe, hoping to overcome the losses that have transformed her life." "Nicholas Christopher builds a story of tremendous scope as he traces the intricate latticework of Mala and Loren's lives. Each remains separate from the other, but both are tied in ways they cannot imagine - until the final, miraculous chapter of this novel comes to an end."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

Christopher's work is always hypnotic, but in this case, the work is nothing short of intoxicating. Woven of a labyrinthine hotel, exotic jungles, and ordinary passions, it moves forward with a sort ... Read full review

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User Review  - kakadoo202 - LibraryThing

coming of age, orphans, Vietnam war, hippie drugs, vampires, ancient history, casinos in Las Vegas, love, hate.. this book ahs it all. it is seems to be all over the place but while you are reading it, it makes sense. good writing style. keeps you engaged. Read full review


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About the author (2000)

Nicholas Christopher is the author of two previous novels, The Soloist and Veronica, seven books of poetry, and a nonfiction book, Somewhere in the Night:  Film Noir and the American City.  He lives in New York City.

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