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All Our Wrong Todays

A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice 2017

By Elan Mastai

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Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 07 February 2017
You know the future that people in the fifties imagined we'd have? Flying cars, food pills and moon bases? Well, it happened. And it's just as great as we hoped it would be. Except, in this world, a series of heartbreaks leaves Tom alone. So he hijacks his father's time machine, and goes back to where it all began - the moment when the world as we know it, and the world as Tom lives it, parted ways, due to a ground-breaking experiment. Only, thanks to Tom's accidental intrusion, the experiment fails and he returns 'home' to find his world erased and replaced with our own 2016 - by comparison, a chaotic mess. In our world, however, Tom discovers vastly improved versions of his family, his career, and - best of all - his soulmate, Penny. So. Should he fix the flow of history, bringing back into existence his old utopian reality, or try to forge a new life in our messy one?

About the Author

Elan Mastai was born in Vancouver and lives in Toronto with his wife and children. He writes movies. This is his first novel.


Sharp, funny writing in a mind-bending, time-travelling junket of a novel * Daily Mail * A mind-bending time travel caper * Guardian * A thrilling tale of time travel and alternate timelines with a refreshingly optimistic view of humanity's future -- Andy Weir, author of international bestseller * The Martian * A novel about time travel has no right to be this engaging. A novel this engaging has no right to be this smart. And a novel this smart has no right to be this funny. Or insightful. Or immersive. Basically, this novel has no right to exist." * Jonathan Tropper, New York Times bestselling author of This Is Where I Leave You and One Last Thing Before I Go * Elan Mastai has conjured up a witty and freewheeling time-traveling romance that packs an emotional wallop. All Our Wrong Todays is a page-turning delight -- Maria Semple, author of * Where'd You Go, Bernadette * All Our Wrong Todays is elaborately constructed and incredibly emotionally intelligent; it's a story with super high stakes that genuinely makes you feel every part of Tom's awful predicament * SciFiNow * Witty, original, funny, charming - a great story! * Joe Haddow, BBC Radio 2 Book Club * It's all very clever, but it's also not really the point. Because as well as being an intelligent sci-fi story, it's also a love story, and kind of a monomyth, and also just an incredibly relatable, insightful story about being in your 30s, feeling like you haven't achieved anything, and figuring out what's next * SciFiNow UK * A timeless, if mind-bending, story about the journeys we take, populated by friends, family, lovers and others, that show us who we might be, could be - and maybe never should be - that eventually leads us to who we are * USA Today * Mastai has a penchant for exuberant plot, a quick dash of character and fearlessly funny storytelling * The Washington Post * All Our Wrong Todays is the mind-bending science fiction romance you need to read * Mashable * This lovely new novel is It's a Wonderful Life meets The Jetsons. Tom who lives in an alternate 2016 where all the sci-fi fantasies of the 1950s are a reality, suddenly finds himself stranded in our 2016, where he rediscovers his family, friends, and self. * Buzzfeed * Imagine a world where 2016 was glorious: no Bowie, Brexit, Bake-Off, Bannon. That's where All Our Wrong Todays begins... Ambitious, funny, wry and philosophical, it's not surprising that author Mastai started off his life as a screenwriter (All Our Wrong Todays has already been picked up by uber-producer Amy Pascal) because this a book that has the grand scope of sweeping cinema peppered throughout * Emerald Street * Sharp, funny writing is married to complex plotting that whisks through various alternative realities in this mind-bending, time-travelling junket of a novel * Daily Mail *

EAN: 9780718184087
ISBN: 0718184084
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.4 x 3 centimetres (0.52 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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