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Percival's Planet - A Novel

Michael Byers

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Description:

In 1928, the boy who will discover Pluto, Clyde Tombaugh, is on the family farm, grinding a lens for his own telescope under the immense Kansas sky. In Flagstaff, Arizona, the staff of Lowell Observatory is about to resume the late Percival Lowell's interrupted search for Planet X. Meanwhile, the immensely rich heir to a chemical fortune has decided to go west to hunt for dinosaurs, and in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the most beautiful girl in America is going slowly insane while her ex-heavyweight champion boyfriend stands by helplessly, desperate to do anything to keep her. Inspired by the true story of Tombaugh and set in the last gin-soaked months of the flapper era, Percival's Planet tells the story of the intertwining lives of half a dozen dreamers, schemers, and madmen. Following Tombaugh's unlikely path from son of a farmer to discoverer of a planet, the novel touches on insanity, mathematics, music, astrophysics, boxing, dinosaur hunting, shipwrecks-and what happens when the greatest romance of your life is also the source of your life's greatest sorrow.

Language:

English

Narrators:

William Dufris

Length:

17h 17m


Chapters

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02:35

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

46:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

46:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

49:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

39:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

36:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

50:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

31:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

28:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

44:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

56:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

30:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

31:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

14:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

20:25