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Elan Mastai discusses 'All Our Wrong Todays' Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Elan Mastai discusses 'All Our Wrong Todays'
Event typeAuthor Readings/Lectures
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryAfter a time travel mishap, screenwriter Elan Mastai’s breezy debut novel journeys through alternate timelines and questions how we determine what makes a perfect future.
DescriptionYou know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we’d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren’s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn’t necessary.

Except Tom just can’t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that’s before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland.

But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and—maybe, just maybe—his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom’s search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future—our future—is supposed to be.

"All Our Wrong Todays" is about the versions of ourselves that we shed and grow into over time. It is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms. Filled with humor and heart, and saturated with insight and intelligence and a mind-bending talent for invention, this novel signals the arrival of a major talent.

Elan Mastai was born in Vancouver and lives in Toronto with his wife and children. He writes movies. This is his first novel.
View in Catalog"All Our Wrong Todays" by Elan Mastai
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $7 for the day. Garage is open Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Recorded for PodcastThis event will be recorded for future podcast.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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