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Author: Thea Lim Narrator: Lisa Rost-Welling Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2018 ISBN: 9781508257868
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A “Best Book of 2018” —Real Simple


In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Station Eleven, a sweeping literary love story about two people who are at once mere weeks and many years apart.

America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. When Frank catches the virus, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him, even if it means risking everything. She agrees to a radical plan—time travel has been invented in the future to thwart the virus. If she signs up for a one-way-trip into the future to work as a bonded laborer, the company will pay for the life-saving treatment Frank needs. Polly promises to meet Frank again in Galveston, Texas, where she will arrive in twelve years.

But when Polly is re-routed an extra five years into the future, Frank is nowhere to be found. Alone in a changed and divided America, with no status and no money, Polly must navigate a new life and find a way to locate Frank, to discover if he is alive, and if their love has endured.

An Ocean of Minutes is a gorgeous and heartbreaking story about the endurance and complexity of human relationships and the cost of holding onto the past—and the price of letting it go. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lim has it all; she’s fearless, smart, and writes like a dream. This is a novel I’ve been waiting for…An extraordinary debut.”

    Junot Díaz, New York Times bestselling author

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About the Author

Thea Lim is the author of An Ocean of Minutes and The Same Woman. Her writing has been published by the Southampton Review, the Guardian, Salon, the Millions, Utne Reader, and others. Lim has received multiple awards and fellowships for her work, including artists’ grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. She grew up in Singapore and lives in Toronto with her family.