The Time Trav­eler’s Wife

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Au­drey Nif­f­eneg­ger (2003)

Ever heard a woman com­plain that her man re­fuses to grow up? En­ter Claire, main char­ac­ter and a de­voted wife with an undy­ing love for her hus­band Henry, who just so hap­pens to have a ge­netic dis­or­der that sees him jump back and forth in time at the drop of a hat. Their re­la­tion­ship is char­ac­terised by Claire’s long­ing for her beloved, with her wait­ing anx­iously for his re­turn from each time jump. In the movie adap­ta­tion, Rachel McA­dams and Eric Bana bring to life the sur­real world in­hab­ited by the loved-up cou­ple.

Part love story, part fan­tasy, the mes­sage that comes across loud and clear is: seize the day. A huge lit­er­ary hit, the book has grad­u­ated into a mod­ern clas­sic. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s time to seize the day.

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