All Our Wrong Todays (Hardcover)
What if utopia isn't YOUR utopia? A world of abundance, and wonders of science and entertainment, but in which your personal happiness -- family connections, self-fulfillment, and love -- is missing? This is Tom's world, and when he finds himself in an entirely different world (unfortunately, of his own disastrous making), his idea of what makes utopia begins to change. Elan Mastai's screenwriting credentials won't be a surprise to his debut novel's readers. His story is strikingly visual -- every landscape, building, scene, vivid in my mind's eye. The promise of a time travel adventure certainly drew me into this book, but the characters, humor and heart are what really make the story. -- Heather Duncan, Director of Marketing & Events— Heather Duncan
One of Wall Street Journal's Best of 2017 "Entertainingly mixes thrills and humor."--Entertainment Weekly " An] amazing debut novel. . . . Dazzling and complex. . . . Fearlessly funny storytelling."--The Washington Post "Instantly engaging. . . . A timeless, if mind-bending, story about the journeys we take, populated by friends, family, lovers, and others, that show us who we might be, could be--and maybe never should be--that eventually leads us to who we are."--USA Today
Elan Mastai's acclaimed debut novel is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms. It's 2016, and in Tom Barren's world, technology has solved all of humanity's problems--there's no war, no poverty, no under-ripe avocadoes. Unfortunately, Tom isn't happy. He's lost the girl of his dreams. And what do you do when you're heartbroken and have a time machine? Something stupid. Finding himself stranded in a terrible alternate reality--which we immediately recognize as our 2016--Tom is desperate to fix his mistake and go home. Right up until the moment he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and the woman who may just be the love of his life. Now Tom faces an impossible choice. Go back to his perfect but loveless life. Or stay in our messy reality with a soulmate by his side. His search for the answer takes him across continents and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future--our future--is supposed to be. Filled with humor and heart and packed with insight, intelligence, and mind-bending invention, All Our Wrong Todays is a powerful and moving story of life, loss, and love.
About the Author
Elan Mastai was born in Vancouver and lives in Toronto with his wife and children. He is an award-winning screenwriter. This is his first novel.