After being banished to a cave for inventing the world's first clock, a man named Dor is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time. In this mystical novel by the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Dor returns to our world—now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began—and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both, and stop the world to do so.
"With a clever conceit and frequent shifts in perspective, Albom deftly juggles multiple narratives to craft an inspiring tale."—Publishers Weekly