Satellite Love

Satellite Love

Set in 1999 Japan, Satellite Love is a heartbreaking and beautifully unconventional debut novel about a girl, a boy, and a satellite--and a bittersweet meditation on loneliness, alienation, and what it means to be human.

On the eve of the new millennium, in a city in southern Japan that progress has forgotten, sixteen-year-old Anna Obata looks to the stars for solace. An outcast at school, and left to fend for herself and care for her increasingly senile grandfather at home, Anna copes with her loneliness by searching the night sky for answers. But everything changes the evening the Low Earth Orbit satellite (LEO for short) returns her gaze and sees her as no one else has before.
After Leo is called down to Earth, he embarks on an extraordinary journey to understand his own humanity as well as the fragile mind of the young woman who called him into being. As Anna withdraws further into her own mysterious plans, he will be forced to question the limits of his devotion and the lengths he will go to protect her.
Full of surprising imaginative leaps and yet grounded by a profound understanding of the human heart, Satellite Love is a brilliant and deeply moving meditation on loneliness, faith, and the yearning for meaning and connection. It is an unforgettable story about the indomitable power of the imagination and the mind's ability to heal itself, no matter the cost, no matter the odds.

Title:Satellite Love
ISBN:9780771049873
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    Satellite Love Reviews

  • Elyse  Walters

    Review soon... going back to sleep ... but first... a little share...(probably repeating myself from many years past)...But I have soft spot for Japanese stories..This was the perfect bedtime tale for...

  • fatma

    2.5 starsRTC...

  • Sonia

    Lovely. Left sparks in my mind after reading it - it crackles with a sort of bittersweet electricity....

  • Lolly K Dandeneau

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/𝑩𝒖𝒕 𝑰 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒄𝒂𝒏’𝒕 𝒍𝒆𝒕 𝒈𝒐 𝒐𝒇 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 ...

  • Lizzy Wizzy

    “I quietly said my goodbyes to this world, a psalm lost in a sea of noise.”Anna is a painfully lonely teenage girl, trapped in a depressing city whose development was abandoned long ago, given up ...

  • Kriti | Armed with A Book

    Satellite Love is a unique book! Set in Japan, this is the story of a Japanese-American girl who is struggling with her reality. She has imaginary friends that help her cope but there is still a lot t...

  • Dani

    3.75 stars rounded up because RESPECT for this being Genki Ferguson's first novel**This book brought a lot of heaviness inside me to the surface, for all the girls who feel weird, unable to fit in, re...

  • Nicole

    This was a beautiful, sweet and strange audiobook. I enjoyed every second of it. It makes you feel a lot of things....

  • Isa

    This was so lovely and tragic. ...

  • Ariel (ariel_reads)

    Satellite Love is an imaginative approach to grief, loneliness, abandonment, trauma, coping, and maneuvering teenage years. I really enjoyed the various points of views and the simple but engaging way...