The writer, whose books Tuesdays with Morrie and Don't Lose Faith have inspired millions of readers around the world, presents us with his latest novel, in which he unleashes his imagination like never before. The Guardian of Time is a captivating instructive story about the first man on Earth to measure time.
About the man who became Father Time.
In his latest work of beautiful literature, Mitch Albom tells the story of the inventor of the first hours in the world, who is not punished for trying to measure the greatest gift from God. He must survive for centuries in the cave's prison and listen with the voice that reaches him with a single request - a request for more days, more years. Finally, with a soul almost broken, Father Time will gain freedom, and with it the magical hourglass and mission: he will be given the chance to atone for an old sin if he teaches two people on Earth the true meaning of time. He returns to the modern world, obsessed with measuring time, which he himself began so innocently, and embarks on a journey with two unusual companions: a young girl who is about to end her life, and a dying rich man who longs for eternal life. If Father Time wants to save himself, he must first save the two of them. And stop the world to succeed.
The story, told in Albom's typically concise style, reminds readers to consider their own understanding of time and how they spend it and how rare it is.
In the prison of the cave he must listen to the lamentation of the world
and every request of the people - in more minutes, more hours,
more years, more time.
An eternity has passed.
He had long since given up hope. But the clock is draining
to each of us, quietly, hidden from our eyes.
Soon, Father Time will be free again.
To return to Earth.
And he finished what he had once begun.