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The Resource How to stop time, Matt Haig

How to stop time, Matt Haig

Label
How to stop time
Title
How to stop time
Statement of responsibility
Matt Haig
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
FANTASY. 'I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong.' Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try and tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love. How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn how to live
Summary
A man with a secret rare condition that has enabled him to survive for centuries moves to London to become a high-school history teacher and considers defying his protective guardians' rule against falling in love when he becomes entranced by a captivating colleague
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10582094
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haig, Matt
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Time travel
  • Love
  • Secrecy
  • Immortalism
  • History teachers
  • Self-actualisation (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
How to stop time, Matt Haig
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060472222
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781782118619
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
How to stop time, Matt Haig
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060472222
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781782118619
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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