Publisher's Summary. When 70-year-old Patrick Felson suffers a stroke and suddenly finds himself waking up each morning in a previous decade of his life, he is plunged into reliving some of his most influential and difficult days. Forced to make crucial decisions, despite already knowing how those days unfolded the first time around, Patrick is given the opportunity to make peace with his mistakes and develop a true appreciation for spending his gift of time wisely.
The Currency of Time is based on the concept that in many ways, our time is similar to a currency. We spend, waste and allocate our time, however we do so without ever knowing how much of it we have left. The novel reflects the importance of our decisions, and the value of our most precious resource.
Review. If you could go back and redo pivotal moments in your life with 20/20 hindsight how would you do things this time around? And how would any changes made affect your loved ones? This is the premise behind The Currency of Time by Brandon Stuart.
The novella is sort of a cross between “This is Your Life” and “Quantum Leap” with the hero leaping through the decades to correct past mistakes. When 70 year old widower Patrick Felson suffers a stroke his personal time travel journey begins. He must relive an important day from each of his seven decades. Patrick is a good, but deeply flawed man who loves his family, but was never able to show his true feeling to them. Thus, with a lot of regrets borne of an abusive childhood and a drinking problem, Patrick tries to “get things right” this time around. Some events turn out better, some remain unchanged, but in every redo Patrick gains new insight into himself and his family members.
The Currency of Time is a poignant novella that insightfully explores the universal theme of regret.
Publisher: Self-Published; 1ST edition (2009), 95 pages. Review copy sent courtesy of the author.
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