Time Shelter

Gospodinov, Georgi


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‘The most exquisite kind of literature… I’ve put it on a special shelf in my library that I reserve for books that demand to be revisited every now and then. ‘

OLGA TOKARCZUK, author of Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

‘Could not be more timely… A writer of great warmth as well as skill’ GUARDIAN

‘In equal measure playful and profound. I loved it’

CLAIRE MESSUD, author of The Woman Upstairs

‘A genrebusting novel of ideas… And accident, in combination with the book’s own merits, may just have created a classic’ THE TIMES

‘A powerful and brilliant novel: clear-sighted, foreboding, enigmatic’

SANDRO VERONESI, author of The Hummingbird

‘Touching and intelligent’ NEW YORK TIMES

In Time Shelter, an enigmatic flaneur named Gaustine opens a ‘clinic for the past’ that offers a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s sufferers: each floor reproduces a decade in minute detail, transporting patients back in time.

But as the rooms become more convincing, an increasing number of healthy people seek out the clinic as a ‘time shelter’, hoping to escape from the horrors of our present…

Intricately crafted, and eloquently translated by Angela Rodel, Time Shelter cements Georgi Gospodinov’s reputation as one of the indispensable writers of our times, a major voice in international literature.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Imprint: Weidenfeld and Nicholson UK
Publication date: 30/03/2023

Staff review

Time Shelter

by Georgi Gospodinov

Review by Livvy

An inquisitive, captivating and confronting story about grasping onto the past without embracing the inevitable future. Gospodinov captures the fragile complexities of humanity with compassion, all while questioning the direction in which we find ourselves heading. Weaving through different cities, time periods and narratives, Time Shelter puts the best (and worst) of humanity on display, and asks readers 'where are we going if not forwards?' An incredible piece of fiction that we will be discussing for years to come. Beautifully translated by Angela Rodel. For fans of Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro.

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