The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerA funny, often poignant tale of boy meets girl with a twist: what if one of them couldnt stop slipping in and out of time? Highly original and imaginative, this debut novel raises questions about life, love, and the effects of time on relationships.
Audrey Niffenegger’s innovative debut, The Time Traveler’s Wife, is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry 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 in his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.
The Time Traveler’s Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare’s marriage and their passionate love for each other as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry 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.
Summer readings: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
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It is rare that a book makes me cry. The only other time I can recall tears rolling in response to the written word was when I was 12 years old reading Memoirs of a Geisha. This time I was 21 and on a family holiday in Amalfi. The culprit? It was August , the year I finished my English degree. I remember feeling deliciously liberated, delving into a book that didn't appear on a reading list or require Spark notes to understand. I savoured every page.
It is a love story about a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel unpredictably, and about his wife, an artist, who has to cope with his frequent absences and dangerous experiences. Niffenegger, frustrated in love when she began the work, wrote the story as a metaphor for her failed relationships., Sign in. Breakout star Erin Moriarty of " The Boys " explains how her newfound popularity is fueling Season 2 of the hit series.
The Time Traveler's Wife is a American romantic science fiction drama film based on Audrey Niffenegger 's novel of the same name. The story follows Henry DeTamble Bana , a Chicago librarian with a paranormal genetic disorder that causes him to randomly time travel as he tries to build a romantic relationship with Clare Abshire McAdams , who would become his wife. Filming began in September , originally in anticipation of an autumn release. The film's release was postponed with initially no official explanation from the studio. In the early s, Henry DeTamble is in a car accident that kills his mother but which he survives by inadvertently time traveling back two weeks.