light years from home | Bookzio

mike chen

literary fiction

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08 November 2022

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08 November 2022


From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Brotherhood
A selection of Best Of and the most anticipated science fiction and fantasy novel, selected by Goodreads • Buzzfeed • BookRiot • The Portalist • IO9 • BookBub • SheReads • BiblioLifestyle • Den of Geek • GeekDad
“A rich backstory…a very satisfying ending…All stars for Chen’s affectionate space travel story.” –Kirkus, featured review
Every family has problems. Most can’t blame the aliens.
Evie Shao and her sister, Kass, do not speak to each other. Fifteen years ago, on a family camping trip, her father and her brother disappeared. Her father turned up days later, dehydrated and confused, and convinced that he had been abducted by aliens. Her brother, Jakob, was still missing. Women dealt with it very differently. Kass, suspecting that her college dropout twin simply ran away from her, became the pillar of the family. Evie traded academics to follow alien conspiracy theories, always searching for Jakob.
When Evie’s UFO network discovers a new event, she goes to investigate. And she discovers that Jakob is back. He is different, older, strange and talks about an intergalactic war, but the tensions between the brothers have not changed at all. If the family is going to come together to help Jakob, then Kass and Evie are going to have to fix their problems, and fast. Because the FBI is after Jakob, and if his brother is telling the truth, possibly an entire space army as well.
The perfect mix of action, imagination and heart, Light Years from Home is a moving drama about a challenge as difficult as saving the galaxy: making peace with your family… and with yourself.
“With heart and insight… Chen crosses the stakes and imagination of a space opera with the emotional depth and complexity of a family drama.” —Erika Swyler, bestselling author of Light from Other Stars

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