Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry
was thirty-six. They were married when Clare was twenty-three and
Henry was thirty-one. 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 misplaced
in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past
and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences
unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.
Clare and Henry's story unfolds from both points of view, depicting
the effects of time travel on their marriage and their passionate
love for each other. They attempt to live normal lives, pursuing
familiar goals: steady jobs, good friends, children of their own.
All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent
nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.
Audrey Niffenegger; ©(P)2003 HighBridge Company
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