By Christian Kiefer
Keith Corcoran has spent his complete lifestyles getting ready to be an astronaut. for the time being of his greatness, eventually aboard the overseas house Station, enormous quantities of miles above the earth’s swirling blue floor, he gets be aware that his sixteen-year-old daughter has died in a motor vehicle twist of fate, and that his spouse has left him. Returning to earth, and to his now empty suburban domestic, he's by myself with the ghosts, the thoughts and emotions he can slightly recognize, not to mention procedure. he's a mathematical genius, an excellent engineer, a recognized astronaut, yet not anything in his lifestyles has readied him for this.
With its unending interlocking culs-de-sac, significant field shops, and big parking plenty, modern suburbia isn't a promising position to get over such trauma. yet therapeutic starts via new relationships, by no means Keith’s power, first as a torrid affair with one neighbor, after which as an not likely friendship with one other, a Ukrainian immigrant who each night lugs his battered telescope to the weed-choked vacant lot on the finish of the road. looking at up on the heavens jointly, ingesting beer and smoking pot, the 2 males percentage their drastically diverse reviews and slowly display themselves to one another, till Keith can start to confront his loss and start to forgive himself for many years of merely half-living. The endless Tides is a deeply relocating, tragicomic, and finally redemptive tale of affection, loss, and resilience. it's also an indelible and nuanced portrait of recent American existence that renders either our strengths and weaknesses with nice and delicate beauty.