Audrey Niffenegger — The Time Traveler’s Wife
Clare met Henry when she was six years old; he was thirty-six. Years later, when they are reunited and marry, they are the same age. This is possible because Henry suffers from Chrono-Displacement Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes him to involuntarily time travel to moments of emotional significance for him, such as the childhood of his future wife or the scene of his mother’s death. Clare and Henry try to lead a normal life and normal marriage in spite of Henry’s frequent and dangerous disappearances to the past. They hold down jobs, visit friends, and try to have children in the balance of a passionate love for one another, the trials of Henry’s disability, and what it means for their future together.