Summary: Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. 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…Read more.
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Audrey Niffenegger: The Time Traveler’s Wife Audio Book Summary
This was the first work done by the American writer Audrey Niffenegger, this work was published in 2003 and was well received by both the public and the critics. A man suffers from a genetic condition that allows him to travel in time unpredictably and sporadically and his wife who is an artist who deals with this genetic disorder of her husband, and supports his prolonged absences, a story of love out of the ordinary And a very interesting proposal.
According to the author’s own words, this is an analogy of her failed relationships, with which many people can identify. It has a duality in its classification, is considered as much of science fiction as romantic novel, failed love, freedom, and the loss of a loved one, these are some of the subjects that the book treats. The author uses an analogy between the absentee lapses of the time traveler with the lack of communication that a couple can suffer in reality, it is not a common novel since it uses existential questions with which more than one reader will feel identified.
Henry DeTamble works in a library in Chicago and his genetic condition forces him to travel in time without an apparent order, his absence in the present is interrupted constantly by his prolonged trips, nevertheless, he fights to maintain a relation with the woman who My love, Clare Abshire.
In one of his trips Henry met Clare when she was only six years old, but in the present he knows her when she is already an adult, Henry is 28 years old, they then begin a relationship despite the difficult and strange genetic dysfunction Of the young librarian.
Niffenegger had some difficulties due to his lack of experience, since this was his first novel. It was not easy for him to find a literary agent to support his work. His manuscript was published after having been in a auction for the rights of author, only thus managed that the novel was published. The novel became a bestseller, largely by family critic and friend Scott Turow, on his NBC television show. Only in the United States had it reached a not less than measurable amount of more than two and a half million. No doubt the author’s unique and original point of view caught the attention of different critics around the world.
The journey in time as an analogy of physical and emotional absence in a real world caught the attention of the specialized critic and applauded the author’s point of view for the emotional depth of his work, of course a few criticized and accused Of being excessively mellow and melodramatic, their plot did not consider it as outstanding as many claimed, however, this was a minority. It has won different awards since then and continues to accumulate sales worldwide, in August 2009 made a film adaptation of the work.