Nice review of Percival’s Planet today from the Boston Globe – thanks, Ms. Schlack!
“Deserving of our admiration and awe. In this quietly poignant book about the search for Planet X (eventually known as Pluto), all of the fictional characters orbiting Clyde Tombaugh, the astronomer who discovered Pluto, are in some way navigating that thin and shifting border between what’s literal and imagined, between what’s real and simply longed for. Pluto, Percival Lowell’s planet, is more than an invisible force exerting gravitational pull. It’s a metaphor for loss and pursuit, for the irregular orbits that define our most meaningful relationships. Byers’s writing, always lyrical, shimmers and trembles and breaks our hearts.”