An Ocean of Minutes

Category: Book
By (author): Lim, Thea
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Dystopian
  FICTION / Romance / Time Travel
  FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Published: June 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.25in x 5.62in
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From The Publisher*"Lim has it all; she's fearless, smart and writes like a dream. This is a novel I've been waiting for... extraordinary."- Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This Is How You Lose Her

An unforgettable love story of two people who are at once mere weeks and many years apart, for readers of Station Eleven.


America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. When Frank catches the virus, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him, even if it means risking everything. She agrees to a radical plan. Time travel has been invented; if she signs up for a one-way trip into the future to work as a bonded labourer, the company will pay for the life-saving treatment Frank needs. Polly promises to meet Frank again in Galveston, Texas, where she will arrive in twelve years.
     But when Polly is re-routed an extra five years into the future, Frank is nowhere to be found. Alone in a changed and divided America, with no status and no money, Polly must navigate a terrifying new world to find Frank, to discover if he is alive, and to see if their love has endured.
     An Ocean of Minutes is a gorgeous, devastating novel about courage, yearning, the cost of holding onto the past--and the price of letting it go.
Review Quote*Advance praise for AN OCEAN OF MINUTES:

"Lim has it all; she's fearless, smart and writes like a dream. This is a novel I've been waiting for …  extraordinary …"- Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This Is How You Lose Her

"Amidst the breathtaking world Thea Lim has created in An Ocean of Minutes is a profound meditation on the inhumanity of class and the limits of love. It takes immense talent to render cruelty both accurately and with honest beauty-Lim has pulled it off. This is a story about the malleability of time, but at its core lives something timeless." – Omar El Akkad, author of American War

"A strikingly imaginative time-travel story unlike anything I've ever read, rich with pinpoint emotional insight and fierce, vivid observations about a future that's already our past." – Elan Mastai, author of All Our Wrong Todays

"An Ocean of Minutes
 
is a time machine into the future of this moment. Gripping and graceful, it's dystopian love story as told by a visionary. . . . Reads like the birth of a legend."  – Mat Johnson, author of Loving Day and Pym
Biographical NoteTHEA LIM's writing has been published by the Southampton Review, the Guardian, Salon, the Millions, Bitch magazine, Utne Reader, and others, and she has received multiple awards and fellowships for her work. She holds an MFA from the University of Houston and she previously served as nonfiction editor at Gulf Coast.