Episode # 42

All Our Wrong Todays
A Novel

Elan Mastai

All Our Wrong Todays is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms. Filled with humor and heart, and saturated with insight and intelligence and a mind-bending talent for invention, this novel signals the arrival of a major talent. Read More »



 

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02/07/17
Dutton
Hardcover
384 pgs.
$26.00
1101985135
9781101985137
Dutton

 


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All Our Wrong Todays

There’s no such thing as the life you’re “supposed” to have…

You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we’d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren’s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed…because it wasn’t necessary.

Except Tom just can’t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that’s before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland.

But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and—maybe, just maybe—his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom’s search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future—our future—is supposed to be.

Praise for All Our Wrong Todays

“A novel about time travel has no right to be this engaging. A novel this engaging has no right to be this smart. And a novel this smart has no right to be this funny. Or insightful. Or immersive. Basically, this novel has no right to exist.”
Jonathan Tropper, New York Times bestselling author of This Is Where I Leave You and One Last Thing Before I Go

“A thrilling tale of time travel and alternate timelines with a refreshingly optimistic view of humanity’s future.”
Andy Weir, New York Times bestselling author of The Martian

“Mastai creates a fascinating tapestry of interconnected alternate realities…. A potent mixture of sincere introspection and a riveting examination of time travel and alternate realities, this highly recommended novel is reminiscent of Jo Walton’s My Real Children with the breeziness of Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.”
Library Journal (starred review)

“As a novelist, I hate Elan Mastai for writing a perfect book. As a reader, I couldn’t be more grateful.”
Ron Currie, author of Everything Matters! and The One-Eyed Man


 
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. www.ElanMastai.com | Twitter |