How to Stop Time
By: Matt Haig
“Everything is going to be all right. Or, if not, everything is going to be, so let’s not worry.”
Tom is a time traveler of sorts. But not one that we’re used to. He’s simply been alive so long (near 500 years) that time has wrapped around him. He’s stagnating. He can sit in a teacher’s lounge in modern day London and remember having a conversation with Scott and Zelda in 1920’s Paris.
He worked for Shakespeare. He knew Captain Cook. There’s little new for him, if anything.
The only thing keeping him alive is the hope of finding his daughter.