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
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. Tom has lived history--performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. So Tom moves back to London, his old home, to become a high school history teacher--the perfect job for someone who has witnessed the city's history first hand. Better yet, a captivating French teacher at his school seems fascinated by him. But the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present. How to Stop Time is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness
Has edition
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
YDX
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
  • Immortalism
  • History teachers
Target audience
adult
Label
How to stop time, Matt Haig
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Great Britain by Canongate Books Ltd
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
ocn989595569
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780525522874
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)989595569
Label
How to stop time, Matt Haig
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Great Britain by Canongate Books Ltd
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
ocn989595569
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780525522874
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)989595569

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