During another visit, he inadvertently reveals that they will be married in the future. Over time they develop a close relationship.
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At one point, Henry helps Clare frighten and humiliate a boy who abused her. Clare is last visited in her youth by Henry in , on her eighteenth birthday, during which they make love for the first time. They are then separated for two years until their meeting at the library. Clare and Henry marry, but Clare has trouble bringing a pregnancy to term because of the genetic anomaly Henry may presumably be passing on to the fetus.
After six miscarriages , Henry wishes to save Clare further pain and has a vasectomy. However a version of Henry from the past visits Clare one night and they make love; she subsequently gives birth to a daughter, Alba. Alba is diagnosed with Chrono-Impairment as well but, unlike Henry, she has some control over her destinations when she time travels. Before she is born, Henry travels to the future and meets his ten-year-old daughter on a school field trip and learns that he dies when she is five years old.
When he is 43, during what is to be his last year of life, Henry time travels to a Chicago parking garage on a frigid winter night where he is unable to find shelter. As a result of the hypothermia and frostbite he suffers, his feet are amputated when he returns to the present. Henry and Clare both know that without the ability to escape when he time travels, Henry will certainly die within his next few jumps.
On New Year's Eve Henry time travels into the middle of the Michigan woods in and is accidentally shot by Clare's brother, a scene foreshadowed earlier in the novel. Henry returns to the present and dies in Clare's arms. Clare is devastated by Henry's death. She later finds a letter from Henry asking her to "stop waiting" for him, but which describes a moment in her future when she will see him again.
The last scene in the book takes place when Clare is 82 years old and Henry is She is waiting for Henry, as she has done most of her life. Niffenegger is an artist who teaches at the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago , where she prepares editions of handpainted books. However, she decided that The Time Traveler's Wife would have to be a novel: "I got the idea for the title, and when I draw I have this big drawing table covered with brown paper, and I write ideas down on the paper.
So I wrote down this title and after a while I started to think about it. I couldn't think of a way to make it a picture book because still pictures don't represent time very well, so I decided to write a novel.
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Priestley 's novel Man and Time : "Clock time is our bank manager, tax collector, police inspector; this inner time is our wife. She has said the story is a metaphor for her own failed love affairs and that "I had kind of got the idea that there's not going to be some fabulous perfect soulmate out there for me, so I'll just make him up. I am much more willful and headstrong.
I don't think I could go through a lifetime waiting for someone to appear, no matter how fascinating he was. Niffenegger began writing the novel in ; the last scene, in which an aged Clare is waiting for Henry, was written first, because it is the story's focal point. Responding to comments from readers of early drafts of the manuscript, Niffenegger reorganized the narrative so that it largely followed Clare's timeline.
With no history of commercial publication, Niffenegger had trouble finding interested literary agents —25 rejected the manuscript.
Streitfeld, who became Niffenegger's editor, "thought it was incredible. Right from the very beginning you feel like you are in capable hands, that this is someone who has a story to tell and who knows how to tell it. Also, Niffenegger explains that her "own natural inclination is to go small. My background is in punk music—I'd always pick the indie company over the giant corporation.
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Reviewers have found The Time Traveler's Wife difficult to classify generically : some categorize it as science fiction , others as a romance. Time travel stories to which the novel has been compared include Jack Finney's Time and Again F. Green calls the novel a "timeslip romance". Instead, as critic Marc Mohan describes, the novel "uses time travel as a metaphor to explain how two people can feel as if they've known each other their entire lives".
Elements of the plot, particularly the list, bear comparison with Heinlein's By His Bootstraps , and in turn, with River Song's diary in the long-running, British sci-fi show Doctor Who. Niffenegger identifies the themes of the novel as "mutants, love, death, amputation, sex, and time".
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While much of the novel shows Henry and Clare falling in love, the end is darker and "time travel becomes a means for representing arbitrariness, transience, [and] plain bad luck", according to The Boston Globe ' s Judith Maas. Natasha Walter of The Guardian describes the story's attention to "the sense of slippage that you get in any relationship—that you could be living through a slightly different love story from the one your partner is experiencing.
She is 18 and he is 41, already married to her in his present. After this interlude, he returns to his own time and his own Clare, who says,. Henry's been gone for almost twenty-four hours now, and as usual I'm torn between thinking obsessively about when and where he might be and being pissed at him for not being here I hear Henry whistling as he comes up the path through the garden, into the studio.
He stomps the snow off his boots and shrugs off his coat. He's looking marvelous, really happy. My heart is racing and I take a wild guess: "May 24, ? Now I'm laughing, we're both laughing. The novel raises questions about determinism and free will. For example, critic Dan Falk asks, "Given that [Henry's] journey has 'already happened,' should he not simply be compelled to act precisely as he remembers seeing himself act? Or perhaps he is compelled, and merely feels he has a choice?
After popular crime writer Scott Turow , whose wife is a friend of Niffenegger, endorsed it on The Today Show , the first print run of 15, sold out and , more copies were printed. Reviewers praised Niffenegger's characterization of Henry and Clare, particularly their emotional depth.
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Most reviewers were impressed with the premise of the novel, but critical of its melodramatic style. While Griffin praised the plot and concept as "clever", she argued that Niffenegger's writing is usually "pedestrian" and the story at times contrived. For example, Henry has foreknowledge of the September 11 attacks but does nothing to try to prevent them. Instead, on 11 September , he gets up early "to listen to the world being normal for a little while longer". True love, Niffenegger seems to be telling us, is timeless, and can survive even the worst circumstances.
And yet, the book is a page-turner, delicately crafted and psychologically sound. On September 23, it was announced that a sequel to the novel is in the works. The sequel will focus on Henry and Clare's daughter Alba as an adult. She finds herself in love with two different men: Zach, a normal man, and Oliver, a musician and fellow time-traveler. HighBridge also produced an unabridged version in , which is twelve hours long and narrated by Maggi-Meg Reed and Christopher Burns; their performance has been described as "sincere and passionate".
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