In 1981, a devastating flu pandemic spreads across the United States. With few able to afford medical treatment, a private company called TimeRaiser offers a solution: if healthy people travel to the future as indentured labourers, TimeRaiser will supply medication to the loved ones they leave behind. When her boyfriend Frank comes down with the flu, Polly takes the deal and plans to meet up with Frank when she arrives in 1993. Polly will see him shortly, but Frank will have to wait twelve years. However, when Polly arrives at her destination, she discovers she has been re-rerouted to 1998 ... and Frank is nowhere to be found. This is a moving, beautifully written story of courage, memory, and the endurance of the human heart.
Jessica Sheff (Staff) (Preston Library)