The Time Keeper

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“Long ago, at the dawn of man’s history”, somewhere in ancient Mesopotamia, Dor is the first man on earth to devise ways of counting things – especially time. It is a world-altering discovery and also the sort of human arrogance that gods see fit to punish, so Dor is condemned to witness the consequences of his invention from a timeless seclusion. In modern-day New York, Sarah Lemon is 17, too smart to fit in, struggling with her first love, and terrified of all that endless time awaiting her, while Victor Delamonte is a very old, very ill, very high-handed millionaire, determined to cheat death itself in his quest for more time. It’s up to Dor – now Father Time – to untangle Sarah and Victor’s troubles, as well as his own – but how? Mitch Albom weaves an engaging parable about the meaning of time, with fantasy elements and a smattering of history of timekeeping. Be warned, though: while a pleasant, well written book, The Time Keeper may not meet everyone’s notion of historical novel.

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(US) $24.99
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(US) 9781401322786
(UK) 9781847442253

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226 (UK), 240 (US)

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