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The Travellers Wife

Article Review   by:Tom Attwater     Original Author: Audrey Niffenegger
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The Time Traveler’s Wife is an extraordinary, magical first novel. It is not a science fiction novel, but the ultimate love story.
As Audrey herself says, ‘It’s not about time travel. It’s about love and separation and how time determines so much about our lives’. It is the story of Clare and Henry. They’ve 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 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.
This story is intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.
Published: April 07, 2006   
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