Phases of Gravity Book Summary and Study Guide

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PHASES OF GRAVITY is a novel written by Dan Simmons in 1989. It's curiously not a thriller nor a science-fiction book but an introspective novel.
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Richard Baedecker is a former astronaut who had the chance to walk on the moon during an Apollo mission of the glorious seventies. From this moment on, he began to lose little by little interest in life. A divorce, an uninteresting job, problems with his son will drive him in 1988 throughout the United States for a trip into his past.

A book to discover.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   son Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   midlife crisis    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Midwest    -   California Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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