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Why would we need music if our lives were exactly as we wanted them to be?

Karl Bender is a quiet guy who lives in three places: his bar, his apartment, and the cheap Mediterranean place on the corner that keeps him well-fed with his daily portion of hummus and chicken shwarma. But that’s all about to change. When he stumbles upon a time-traveling wormhole, Karl develops a business selling access to people who want to go back in time to hear their favorite bands. It’s a pretty ingenious plan, and Karl’s indie rock ethics ensure that he keeps things small and special. Until, that is, he mistakenly transports best friend Wayne to 980 Mannahatta instead of 1980 Manhattan.

Karl is distraught. He needs an ally. And he finds one in brilliant, prickly, overweight astrophysicist, Lena Geduldig. The connection is immediate. While they work on getting Wayne back, Karl and Lena fall in love—with time travel, and each other. Unable to resist meddling with the past, they bounce around time. That’s when they alter the course of their lives. That’s when they threaten their future together.

A wild romp of a love story across time, Every Anxious Wave plays ball with the big questions: Who would we become if we could rewrite our pasts? How do we hold on to love across time?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A bittersweet, century-hopping odyssey of love, laced with weird science, music geekery, and heart-wrenching laughs…rings with a uniqueness that transcends the tropes of time travel and indie romance…a wise, witty, whipcrack sci-fi romp about how our passions can both lift us up and hold us back.”

    NPR

  • “What begins as comic turns much darker as Lena goes back in time to attempt to avoid a traumatic event, and Karl jumps into an apocalyptic future to set things right in this melancholy, yet improbably hopeful novel.”

    Booklist

  • “Daviau writes with humor and compassion, creating absorbing, sympathetic characters and enveloping serious questions about love and life-changing events in a balloon of mind-bending time travels.”

    Library Journal

  • “An absolute kick in the pants to read—if you love rock, bodies, and time travel, this is your ride.”

    Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Small Backs of Children

  • Every Anxious Wave gives us the intelligent irreverence of Nick Hornby, the honest romance of Gary Shteyngart, and the swoon-worthy charm of a John Cusack movie, all within a riveting story of lost love, bent time, and rock stars. A delightful, innovative debut.”

    Rebecca Dinerstein, author of The Sunlit Night

  • “In this stunning debut, Daviau lays bare all the ways in which dreams and regret are both fueled by love. As much fun as a Melvin’s concert, Every Anxious Wave is a romp.”

    Monica Drake, author of Clown Girl

  • “Daviau is ferocious with her sad and flawed characters, whose pain propels the story through several iterations. Because the tale keeps changing with every visit to the future, the book doesn’t end the way even its characters expect it to but is satisfying nonetheless. A dark and funny love story that, like its main characters, is much sweeter than it appears on the surface.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Pop Sugar Pick for 23 Books You Should Read This Winter
  • A February 2016 Gizmodo Pick
  • A Library Journal First “Writes” of Spring Pick
  • A 2016 Hudson Booksellers Best Book Award Winner for Fiction
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