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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Relativity
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'Ethan is a bright young boy obsessed with physics and astronomy who lives with his mother, Claire. Claire has been a wonderful parent to Ethan, but he's becoming increasingly curious about his father's absence in his life, wanting to fill in the gaps.

'Claire's life is centred on Ethan; she is fiercely protective of her talented, vulnerable son, and of her own feelings. When Ethan falls ill, tied to a tragic event from when he was a baby, Claire's tightly held world is split open.

'On the other side of the country, Mark is trying to forget about the events that tore his family apart. Then a sudden and unexpected call home forces him to confront his past, and the hole in his life that was once filled with his wife Claire and his son Ethan.

'When Ethan secretly intercepts a letter from Mark to Claire, he unleashes long-suppressed forces that – like gravity – pull the three together again, testing the limits of love and forgiveness.

'Heart-wrenching, absorbing and magical, Relativity is an irresistible novel about science, love, unbreakable bonds and irreversible acts.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Julian
  • Epigraph:

    Do I dare

    Disturb the universe?

    In a minute there is time

    For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse –TS Eliot

    We are lived by powers we pretend to understand. –WH Auden

  • Other formats: Also sound recording; large print
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2015 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 358p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 24/06/2015
      ISBN: 9780670078585, 9780143574040, 9781760140854 (ebook)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Gallery Books ,
      2016 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 368p.
      Note/s:
      • Published May 3, 2016
      ISBN: 9781501105074 (hardback), 9781501105081 (paperback)
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2016 .
      image of person or book cover 5163458940646953755.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 368p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 16 May 2016
      ISBN: 9780143574040

Works about this Work

How I Wrote...The Penultimage Scene of Relativity Antonia Hayes , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , December-February 2015-2016; (p. 22)
‘Could Not Put It Down’ Beth Driscoll , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , October 2015;

— Review of The Landing Susan Johnson , 2015 single work novel ; Relativity Antonia Hayes , 2015 single work novel ; The Other Side of the World Stephanie Bishop , 2015 single work novel
Gretchen Shirm Reviews 'Relativity' by Antonia Hayes Gretchen Shirm , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 375 2015; (p. 58)

— Review of Relativity Antonia Hayes , 2015 single work novel
Review : Relativity Maryanne Vagg , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , July 2015; (p. 43)

— Review of Relativity Antonia Hayes , 2015 single work novel
Teenage Experience Translates into a Confident Debut Ed Wright , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 July 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of Relativity Antonia Hayes , 2015 single work novel
Love as Complex as Any Scientific Equation Eleanor Limprecht , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 July 2015; (p. 24-25) The Age , 4 July 2015; (p. 30)

— Review of Relativity Antonia Hayes , 2015 single work novel
Teenage Experience Translates into a Confident Debut Ed Wright , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 July 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of Relativity Antonia Hayes , 2015 single work novel
Review : Relativity Maryanne Vagg , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , July 2015; (p. 43)

— Review of Relativity Antonia Hayes , 2015 single work novel
Gretchen Shirm Reviews 'Relativity' by Antonia Hayes Gretchen Shirm , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 375 2015; (p. 58)

— Review of Relativity Antonia Hayes , 2015 single work novel
‘Could Not Put It Down’ Beth Driscoll , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , October 2015;

— Review of The Landing Susan Johnson , 2015 single work novel ; Relativity Antonia Hayes , 2015 single work novel ; The Other Side of the World Stephanie Bishop , 2015 single work novel
Writing from the Wound Benjamin Law , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 June 2015; (p. 12-13)
'For Antonia Hayes, the dark cloud of her son being diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome over a decade ago has a silver lining; not just his complete recovery, but also as the spur for her career as a novelist, writes Benjamin Law.'
How I Wrote...The Penultimage Scene of Relativity Antonia Hayes , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , December-February 2015-2016; (p. 22)
form y separately published work icon The Book Club [December 2015] Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2015 15258855 2015 film/TV

Host Jennifer Byrne joins regular panelists Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger, and guests Michael Williams and Leigh Sales to discuss "Five of the Best", including Reckoning: A Memoir by Magda Szubanski, Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread, The Whites by Harry Brandt, Relativity by Antonia Hayes and A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. 

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