The Time Traveler's Wife

ISBN 13: 9780099516262

The Time Traveler's Wife

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9780099516262: The Time Traveler's Wife

This extraordinary, magical novel is the story of Clare and Henry who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself pulled suddenly into his past or future. His disappearances are spontaneous and his experiences are alternately harrowing and amusing. The Time Traveler's Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare's passionate love for each other with grace and humour. Their struggle to lead normal lives in the face of a force they can neither prevent nor control is intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.

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Review:

"Moving, but worth the heartbreak" (Glynis Barber Daily Express)

"'The Time Traveler's Wife is one of those books where you read the first paragraph and you're hooked -unmissable'" (Irish Independent)

"'Henry's journeys back and forth are by turns slapstick noir and unbearably poignant, and Clare's child and teen narrations disturbingly pitch-perfect. Philosophical speculation occurs in the most unlikely devices and morality, despite the temptations of plot, remains intact. This is alarmingly close to perfection, and balm to the jaded'" (Scotland on Sunday)

"'The central story is so strong and touching - a universal story - ingenious - a rare book'" (Evening Standard)

"'Wonky, sexy, incredible'" (The Times)

Book Description:

One of 15 limited edition Vintage Future Classics published to celebrate Vintage's 15th birthday. The 15 titles were voted for by reading groups all over the UK as being books that would still be read in 100 years time.

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