Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin

I absolutely adored this novel. I’ve really enjoyed Gabrielle Zevin’s last two novels, Young Jane Young and The Storied Life of AJ FIkry, but this was my favourite of them by far. I read it in 24 hours, almost all while lying in my hammock in the back yard — is there a more perfect summer day than one where you have nothing to but read and it’s warm enough to read in the hammock??! (No there is not).

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow is a novel about friendship. It’s about a lot of other things, of course, including video games, both as the backdrop of the story (main characters Sam and Sadie team up as video-game developers, and much of the plot is about their career as friends and co-workers, and how the ups and downs of their business affect their personal relationship). It’s also about loss, grief, and so many other things. But mostly it is a deeply absorbing knowledge about the ties that bind people who have been in each other’s lives for decades, about the ways in which we hurt the people we love and how (or sometimes, if) it’s possible to forgive them. Wonderful book.

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