G.P. Putnam's Sons
On Sale: March 14, 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
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Fiction | Science Fiction
Station Eleven meets The Martian in this
brilliantly inventive novel about three astronauts training
for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will
push the boundary between real and unreal, test their
relationships, and leave each of them—and their
“Howrey's exquisite novel
demonstrates that the final frontier may not be space after
all.”—J. Ryan Stradal
In an age of
space exploration, we search to find
In four years, aerospace giant
Prime Space will put the first humans on Mars. Helen Kane,
Yoshihiro Tanaka, and Sergei Kuznetsov must prove they’re
the crew for the historic voyage by spending seventeen
months in the most realistic simulation ever created.
Constantly observed by Prime Space’s team of "Obbers,"
Helen, Yoshi, and Sergei must appear ever in control. But as
their surreal pantomime progresses, each soon realizes that
the complications of inner space are no less fraught than
those of outer space. The borders between what is real and
unreal begin to blur, and each astronaut is forced to
confront demons past and present, even as they struggle to
navigate their increasingly claustrophobic quarters—and each
Astonishingly imaginative, tenderly comedic,
and unerringly wise, The Wanderers explores the
differences between those who go and those who stay, telling
a story about the desire behind all exploration: the longing
for discovery and the great search to understand the human
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