Original Title: Die Kometenjäger
13.5 x 21.5 cm,
5.3 x 8.5 Inches
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.50* (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price
Publishing House: btb
Date of publication:
March 12, 2012
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A novel about the beauty of the night sky and about two friends on the search for themselves
It has to be dark if we want to see the stars in the sky. But where can we find dark places? And is it possible to spot a comet with the naked eye?
Two young men go on the search: indecisive Philipp, who doesn’t succeed in anything professionally or privately and whose comic-strip character Monsieur Lamarre has many more adventures than he does; and Tom, who is a passionate hobby astronomer, but deep inside an adventurer and a romantic. Together, they travel their own map of darkness – and their way leads them from Munich to California and then to Arizona, where they meet old heroes of astronomy, who spend nights waiting for the perfect view of a star cluster. And where they meet, of all people, the legendary comet hunter Livingston, who gradually loses his sight and at the same time opens their eyes.
This beautiful novel will make you see the night sky as you have never seen it before. You will be abducted into a world you didn’t even know exists.
“Seldom before has the love for the stars been so romantically and cleverly described as by Marc Deckert in The Comet Hunters. Whoever has read this book will forever view the night sky with other eyes.”
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