An Ocean of Minutes


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$15.99  $14.71
Gallery Books
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5.4 X 1.0 X 8.3 inches | 0.6 pounds
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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.


A strikingly imaginative time-travel story unlike anything I've ever read, rich with pinpoint emotional insight and fierce, vivid observations about a future that's already our past.--Elan Mastai, author of the bestselling ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS
An Ocean of Minutes is a time machine into the future of this moment. Gripping and graceful, it's dystopian love story as told by a visionary. Thea Lim's novel reads like the birth of a legend.--Mat Johnson, award-winning author of PYM and LOVING DAY
Amidst the breathtaking world Thea Lim has created in An Ocean of Minutes is a profound meditation on the inhumanity of class and the limits of love. It takes immense talent to render cruelty both accurately and with honest beauty--Lim has pulled it off. This is a story about the malleability of time, but at its core lives something timeless.--Omar El Akkad, author of AMERICAN WAR
An Ocean of Minutes is a buoyant, compelling tale ranging from the everyday beauty of falling in love to a frightening vision of a dystopian present day. Ms. Lim's imagination is boundless and dynamic.--Jennie Melamed, author of GATHER THE DAUGHTERS
[T]he novel oscillates between the present and future--a jarring juxtaposition that's equally touching and heartbreaking... Lim's writing shines brightest when she's ruminating on time, memory, and love... A beautiful debut exploring how time, love, and sacrifice are never what they seem to be.--Kirkus