And here he asks what it would be like if there was a Father Time and he had the ability and power to change lives.
The simple message, you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone, is not new or profound. But the construction of this tale to deliver the message in a new, indeed challenging, way, is both.
What if someone could intervene and change the course of history? What would that be like? Would it be helpful? Would you turn back time?
Maybe this book answers the deeper question of why we don't always get what we pray for.
One of the first reads for quite a while where I have dropped everything to finish the book.