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Wife, an enchanting novel, which is beautifully crafted and as dazzlingly The Time Traveler's Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare's. The Time Traveler's Wife. Audrey Niffenegger, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. pp. In Brief. A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the. THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE by. Bruce Joel Rubin. BASED ON THE NOVEL BY . Audrey Niffenegger. Revisions by Dana Stevens. New Line Cinema.
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Was she too young, even though Henry knew they would be together in the future? Would you want the list if you were Clare? Did he have a choice in every moment? Are there things you think he should have tried to change? How do you view Gomez? Was he ultimately more helpful or harmful as a friend to Henry? What would you have done in his shoes? Henry and Clare disagree over having a child, with strong arguments on both sides.
Who do you think is right? I can reach into him and touch time. What tactics do they use to reconcile their past, present, and future selves? How did this affect your reading experience?
Do you ultimately find the book uplifting, or is it tragic? Audrey Niffenegger has said that she had two rules while writing the novel: 1. Everything happens once and nothing can be changed once it has happened. Henry has a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel. He cannot control it and it is not his fault. Do you think this made the idea of time travel more credible?
Have you read other time-travel novels? Do you think the authors were similarly precise about how they managed the complexity of characters who are not confined by time?
A Conversation with Audrey Niffenegger How did you begin to envision this story? Did an image, a character, some dialogue, or something else trigger the idea?
Time Traveler's Wife
So I wrote it on my drawing table and continued to draw. It was unrelated to anything I was drawing or thinking about, but it caught my attention. Who was this wife, why would anyone marry a time traveler? It must be lonely, being married to someone who is often away; it must be dangerous to be a time traveler. I had a mental image of a white-haired woman, alone in a sunny room, a cup of tea on the table before her, untouched; a woman waiting.
The Time Traveler's Wife
How could I describe all that waiting, all the negative space around their marriage? I gave them names, Clare and Henry. That was the beginning, but it took almost five years to write the book. 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.
Composition and publication[ edit ] Audrey Niffenegger dyed her hair Clare-red to say "goodbye" to the novel after she had finished writing it. 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. Priestley 's novel Man and Time : "Clock time is our bank manager, tax collector, police inspector; this inner time is our wife. I am much more willful and headstrong.
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Heesoo Kim.It will focus on the life of Alba, the time-travelling daughter Henry, who was conceived with Claire during one of his visits to her life. Niffenegger has written a soaring love story illuminated by dozens of finely obs erved details and scenes, and one that skates nimbly around a huge conundrum at the heart of the book: Henry De Tamble, a rather dashing librarian at the famous Newberry Library in Ch icago, finds himself unavoidably whisked around in time.
Devil in the Grove: Responding to comments from readers of early drafts of the manuscript, Niffenegger reorganized the narrative so that it largely followed Clare's timeline. And yet I am always going, and she cannot follow. Various people are working to restore balance, and people are mostly good-hearted.
As a graphic artist, did you ever consider presenting this story in another way? I gave them names, Clare and Henry.
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