Three interlocking worlds. Four people looking for answers. April, 1960: In the cellar of a professor's house in Oxford, fifteen-year-old Rosie goes in search of a missing cat - and instead finds herself in a different world. Anterwold is a sun-drenched land of storytellers and prophecies. But is this world real - and what happens if Rosie decides to stay? Meanwhile, a rebellious scientist is trying to prove that time does not even exist - with potentially devastating consequences. As the three worlds come together, one question arises: who controls the future - or the past...?
An inventive, captivating and richly imagined new novel from bestselling writer Iain Pears. The novel will also be published as an interactive app.
Shortlisted for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2016.
Iain Pears was born in Coventry in 1955. Educated at Wadham College, Oxford, he has worked as a journalist, an art historian and a television consultant. He is the author of An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Dream of Scipio and Stone's Fall. He has also written several highly praised detective novels, a book of art history, and countless articles on artistic, financial and historical subjects.