HBO has ordered a series adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger's novel "The Time Traveler's Wife" from Steven Moffat. Critics Consensus: Though it may satisfy fans of the novel, The Time Traveler's Wife's plot contrivances and illogical narrative hamper its big. A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily.


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PG for thematic elements, brief disturbing images, nudity and sexuality Genre: They are then separated for two years until their meeting at the library.

Clare and Henry marry, but Time traveller wife has trouble bringing a pregnancy to term because of the genetic anomaly Henry may presumably be passing on to the fetus. After six miscarriagesHenry wishes to save Clare further pain and has a vasectomy.

However a version of Henry from the past visits Clare one night and they make love; she subsequently gives birth to a daughter, Alba.

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Alba is diagnosed with Chrono-Impairment time traveller wife well but, unlike Henry, she has some control over her destinations when she time travels. Before she is born, Henry travels to the future and meets his ten-year-old daughter on a school field trip and learns that he dies when she is five years old.

When he is 43, during what is to be his last year of life, Henry time travels time traveller wife a Chicago parking garage on a frigid winter night where he is unable to find shelter.

As a result of the hypothermia and frostbite he suffers, his feet are amputated when he returns to the present.

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Henry and Clare both know that without the ability to escape when he time travels, Henry will time traveller wife die within his next few jumps. On New Year's Eve Henry time travels into the middle of the Michigan woods in and is accidentally shot by Clare's brother, a scene foreshadowed earlier in the novel.

Henry returns to the present and dies in Clare's arms. Clare is devastated by Henry's death.

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She later finds a letter from Henry asking her to "stop waiting" for him, but which describes a moment in her future when she will see him again.

The last scene in the book takes place when Clare is 82 years old and Henry is She is waiting for Henry, as she has done most of her life. Composition and publication[ edit ] Audrey Niffenegger dyed her hair Clare-red to say "goodbye" to time traveller wife novel after she had finished writing it.

However, she decided that The Time Traveler's Time traveller wife would have to be a novel: The title character's entire life and family are so difficult to relate to that I immediately hated her.

Her family employ five black servants. In a Christmas scene, for which the servants are unchained time traveller wife the stove and allowed into the dining room, the cook actually toasts to "Miz Abshire.

How can the "Mammy" have any place here?


Basically we were waiting on nature time traveller wife Eric's hair. This is heard just prior to the early car accident, is played at holiday gatherings, and is otherwise interwoven into the score.