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Imagine that the Future we dreamed up in the 1950’s came true. Flying cars, clothing that can change with the press of a button… that’s the world that Tom lives in. At least until he enters his father’s new invention: a time machine. Things go so wrong in the past that when he comes back, Tom is now in OUR 2016 instead of his and has to figure out a way to fix his mistake.
The build-up is worth it for a couple great reveals and a fantastic second half. A coming-of-age story for a 30 something who floated through life and a wonderful love story, mixed with fun science fiction and leaves you pondering “what would I do.”
One of Wall Street Journal's Best of 2017
"Entertainingly mixes thrills and humor."--Entertainment Weekly
" An] amazing debut novel. . . . Dazzling and complex. . . . Fearlessly funny storytelling."--The Washington Post
"Instantly engaging. . . . 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
Elan Mastai's acclaimed debut novel is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms.
It's 2016, and in Tom Barren's world, technology has solved all of humanity's problems--
there's no war, no poverty, no under-ripe avocadoes. Unfortunately, Tom isn't happy. He's lost the girl of his dreams. And what do you do when you're heartbroken and have a time machine? Something stupid.
Finding himself stranded in a terrible alternate reality--
which we immediately recognize as our 2016--
Tom is desperate to fix his mistake and go home. Right up until the moment he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and the woman who may just be the love of his life.
Now Tom faces an impossible choice. Go back to his perfect but loveless life. Or stay in our messy reality with a soulmate by his side. His search for the answer takes him across continents and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future--
is supposed to be.
Filled with humor and heart and packed with insight, intelligence, and mind-bending invention, All Our Wrong Todays
is a powerful and moving story of life, loss, and love.