How To Stop Time

Category: Book
By (author): Haig, Matt
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Historical
  FICTION / Literary
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: February 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.72in
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From The Publisher*

A novel about love, loss and living in the moment, from the bestselling author of The Humans

The first rule is that you don't fall in love. There are other rules too, but that is the main one. No falling in love. No staying in love. No daydreaming of love. Because otherwise, of course, you slowly lose your mind . . .Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary forty-one-year-old, but he was born in 1581. Owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Shakespeare's England to Jazz Age Paris to voyaging the Pacific alongside Captain Cook, Tom has seen a lot, and he now craves an ordinary life.Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom now has the perfect cover-working as a history teacher at a London school. Here, he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is quickly catching up with him. The only thing Tom can't do is fall in love.How to Stop Time is a wild, bittersweet, time-travelling story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change, about the mistakes humans are doomed to repeat.And about the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live.

 

Review Quote*"A masterpiece. . . . Matt Haig is a supreme talent and a writer to cherish, and The Humans is undoubtedly his magnum opus."
Review Quote*"A wonderfully funny, gripping and inventive novel."
Review Quote*"Delightful."
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Review Quote*"An absolute corker of a novel: very clever, and very moving, and that rare and precious thing -laugh-out-loud funny."
Review Quote*"Extraordinary."
Review Quote*"Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories."
Review Quote*"Matt Haig is a novelist of stunning talent, with a laser eye for the absurd and endless reserves of compassion. (Parade Picks)"