Title Profile & Character Information

The Time Traveler's Wife

Annotation
"The Time Traveler's Wife is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry was thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing." "The Time Traveler's Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare's marriage and their passionate love for each other, as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals - steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable."--BOOK JACKET.

Awards
2004  Alex Awards
2006  Galaxy British Book Awards


Author Notes
  Audrey Niffenegger is a visual artist and a professor in the Interdisciplinary Book Arts MFA Program at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, where she teaches writing, letterpress printing, and fine edition book production.
Characters
NameDe Tamble, Henry
GenderMale
OccupationLibrarian
TraitsTime traveler
Married

NameDe Tamble, Clare Abshire
GenderFemale
OccupationArtist
TraitsMarried
Heiress

GenreFantasy
Fiction
Domestic
Love story
Cinematization
    --Movie
TopicsHusbands and wives
Soul mates
Time travel
Romantic dilemmas
Power of love
SettingChicago, Illinois