From the Publisher
From the author who''s inspired millions worldwide with books like
Tuesdays with Morrie
and The Five People You Meet in
comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time
--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to
count the hours.
The man who became Father Time.
In Mitch Albom''s newest work of fiction, the inventor of the
world''s first clock is punished for trying to measure God''s
greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to
listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days,
more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is
granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission:
a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true
meaning of time.
He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he
so innocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely
partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the
other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save
himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.
Told in Albom''s signature spare, evocative prose, this
remarkably original tale will inspire readers everywhere to
reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it and how
precious it truly is.
About the Author
Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and
screenwriter who has written seven books, including the
international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, the
bestselling memoir of all time. His first novel, The Five
People You Meet in Heaven, was an instant number-one New
York Times bestseller that has since sold more than six
million copies worldwide. For One More Day, his second
novel, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. Both books
were made into acclaimed TV films. Mitch also works as a columnist
and a broadcaster, and serves on numerous charitable boards. He
lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
About the Book
The inventor of the world's first clock is punished and banished for centuries. With his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom and a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.