The Time Traveler's Wife Book Review Summary

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Clare met Henry when she was six years old; he was thirty-six. Years later, when they are reunited and marry, they are the same age. This is possible because Henry suffers from Chrono-Displacement Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes him to involuntarily time travel to moments of emotional significance for him, such as the childhood of his future wife or the scene of his mother's death. Clare and Henry try to lead a normal life and normal marriage in spite of Henry's frequent and dangerous disappearances to the past. They hold down jobs, visit friends, and try to have children in the balance of a passionate love for one another, the trials of Henry's disability, and what it means for their future together.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   old guy loving young gal Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   feelings growing up with special abilities Time Travel    -   Yes Type of time travel    -   present to past

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   clerk Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   artist


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   Chicago

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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