Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Time Traveler's Wife

Thursday, December 2, 7:00 pm

The Time Traveler's Wife

Audrey Niffenegger

The story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian who is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous; alternately harrowing and amusing. The Time Traveler's Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare's marriage and their passionate love for each other as the story unfolds from both points of view. They attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals — steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and unforgettable. The 2009 film adaptation stars Eric Bana as Henry and Rachael McAdams as Claire.

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