Bright and Dangerous Objects by Anneliese Mackintosh audiobook

Bright and Dangerous Objects

By Anneliese Mackintosh
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Commercial deep-sea diver Solvig has a secret. She wants to be one of the first human beings to colonize Mars, and she is one of a hundred people shortlisted by the Mars Project to do just that. But to fulfill her ambition, she will have to leave behind everything she has ever known—for the rest of her life. As the prospect of heading to space becomes more real, thirty-seven-year-old Solvig is forced to define who she really is. Will she come clean to James, her partner, about her plans? Or will she turn her back on the project and commit to her life on Earth? Maybe even try for a baby, like James is hoping? Is there any way she can start a family and go to Mars? Does she even want both things? Intimate and captivating, Bright and Dangerous Objects explores the space between ambition and obligation, grappling with questions women have faced for centuries while investigating a future that humanity is only beginning to think about. In frank, honest, and moving prose, author Anneliese Mackintosh moves from sea to sky, head to heart, and present to future, asking all the while what it means when our wildest dreams begin to come true.

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Summary

Summary

Commercial deep-sea diver Solvig has a secret. She wants to be one of the first human beings to colonize Mars, and she is one of a hundred people shortlisted by the Mars Project to do just that. But to fulfill her ambition, she will have to leave behind everything she has ever known—for the rest of her life.

As the prospect of heading to space becomes more real, thirty-seven-year-old Solvig is forced to define who she really is. Will she come clean to James, her partner, about her plans? Or will she turn her back on the project and commit to her life on Earth? Maybe even try for a baby, like James is hoping? Is there any way she can start a family and go to Mars? Does she even want both things?

Intimate and captivating, Bright and Dangerous Objects explores the space between ambition and obligation, grappling with questions women have faced for centuries while investigating a future that humanity is only beginning to think about.

In frank, honest, and moving prose, author Anneliese Mackintosh moves from sea to sky, head to heart, and present to future, asking all the while what it means when our wildest dreams begin to come true.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An intimate portrayal of a woman at a crossroads…Solvig is a very relatable protagonist for many women…Is the desire to travel to Mars or take that opportunity real or is it just running away, driven by fear?…The core of the story is in the very human need to balance personal and familial desires. It will appeal to readers who appreciate realistic portraits.” Library Journal
“Mackintosh has written a beauty. If you’ve ever weighed two different eternities in your hand and had to choose which to love most, this book is yours.” Deb Olin Unferth, author of Barn 8
“Bright and Dangerous Objects is written in a beautiful voice—it’s warm, self deprecating, lonely. The characters face impossible decisions, and they face them the way we all do, wildly, blindly. It’s a book I’ll remember.” Sara Majka, author of Cities I’ve Never Lived In
“Original, inventive, and incredibly enjoyable.” Lydia Kiesling, author of The Golden State

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Author Bio: Anneliese Mackintosh

Author Bio: Anneliese Mackintosh

Anneliese Mackintosh is an author whose short stories have won the Green Carnation Prize, been shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize, and were longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her short fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 5.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English