What would you do if a wormhole appeared in your bedroom closet that allowed you to travel anywhere in time? When it happens to former Nineties indie rockstar Karl Bender, he sets up a small business sending trusted friends and associates back in time to see the greatest (and sometimes not so great) concerts of all time. Keep the client base small. Follow some basic rules to preserve the past. What could go wrong? Mo Daviau’s terrific debut is a fun, twisty novel that moves effortlessly through time and space, but never loses its warm heart and soul along the way.— Ryan, Chicago ORD
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?