All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel

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Penguin, Feb 7, 2017 - Fiction - 348 pages
“Entertainingly mixes thrills and humor.”Entertainment Weekly

“[An] amazing debut novel....Dazzling and complex....Fearlessly funny storytelling.”—The Washington Post

“Instantly engaging....A timeless, if mind-bending, story about the journeys we take, populated by friends, family, lovers, and others, that show us who we might be, could be—and maybe never should be—that eventually leads us to who we are.”USA Today

Elan Mastai's acclaimed debut novel is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms.

It's 2016, and in Tom Barren's world, technology has solved all of humanity's problemsthere's no war, no poverty, no under-ripe avocadoes. Unfortunately, Tom isn't happy. He's lost the girl of his dreams. And what do you do when you're heartbroken and have a time machine? Something stupid.

Finding himself stranded in a terrible alternate realitywhich we immediately recognize as our 2016Tom is desperate to fix his mistake and go home. Right up until the moment he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and the woman who may just be the love of his life.

Now Tom faces an impossible choice. Go back to his perfect but loveless life. Or stay in our messy reality with a soulmate by his side. His search for the answer takes him across continents and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his futureour futureis supposed to be.

Filled with humor and heart and packed with insight, intelligence, and mind-bending invention, All Our Wrong Todays is a powerful and moving story of life, loss, and love.
 

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

A time-travel story with a heart. Despite some of my own confusion with what's happening when to whom, I found the love story aspect redeemed the book. Also it's delightfully witty which accounts for a lot. Read full review

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User Review  - Jen_Bartels - LibraryThing

I think I'm still processing this one. Part of me really liked it, part of me really didn't. On the whole I think there were some really great parts and some parts that seem unnecessary in hindsight ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
SUMMARYChapters 44 to 54
Chapter 11
Chapter 85
Chapter 100
Chapter 128
Chapter 137
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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About the author (2017)

Elan Mastai was born in Vancouver and lives in Toronto with his wife and children. He writes movies. All Our Wrong Todays is his first novel.

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