CANCELED. Thea Lim, with Jean Chen Ho, discusses and signs An Ocean of Minutes

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Congratulations to Thea Lim on being shortlisted for the Giller Prize in Canada.

In the vein of The Time Traveler's Wife and Station Eleven, a sweeping literary love story about two people who are at once mere weeks and many years apart.  America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. When Frank catches the virus, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him, even if it means risking everything. She agrees to a radical plan--time travel has been invented in the future to thwart the virus. If she signs up for a one-way-trip into the future to work as a bonded laborer, the company will pay for the life-saving treatment Frank needs. Polly promises to meet Frank again in Galveston, Texas, where she will arrive in twelve years.  But when Polly is re-routed an extra five years into the future, Frank is nowhere to be found. Alone in a changed and divided America, with no status and no money, Polly must navigate a new life and find a way to locate Frank, to discover if he is alive, and if their love has endured.  An Ocean of Minutes is a gorgeous and heartbreaking story about the endurance and complexity of human relationships and the cost of holding onto the past--and the price of letting it go. (Touchstone Books)

 

Event date: 
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
An Ocean of Minutes: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501192555
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Touchstone - July 10th, 2018