Cosmic Hotel

A Novel

by Russ Franklin

List Price: $16.95
Paperback | 6 x 9, 272 pages | ISBN 9781593766412

Sandeep Sanghavi, the mixed-race son of an Indian businesswoman and a famous American astronomer lives a nomadic albeit mundane life traveling the country with his mother’s hotel consulting firm. His life becomes more interesting when various lost objects suddenly begin to reappear. Then a stranger calls and claims responsibility for the returned objects in exchange for an introduction to Sandeep’s astronomer father, the rebellious and eccentric Van Ray, who has no phone, email or qualms about having abandoned his son twenty years ago.

Van Ray shows up broke with his pregnant ex-wife astronaut in tow, claiming to have discovered a big secret that will change their lives forever; a new discovery guaranteed to change him from “science famous” to “famous famous.”

With his family together for the first time in years, Sandeep must juggle his father’s scientific search, his mother’s failing business and the tension of having family all together for the first time in decades.

"Russ Franklin’s Cosmic Hotel is a smart, provocative novel of breathtaking originality that renders a veritable Unified Field Theory of family, the American Dream, and the wide, pulsing Cosmos. Franklin is a remarkable new literary voice." —Robert Olen Butler, author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

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