Loved this. Properly loved it.
Tom Hazard, now over 400 years old, ages slowly. Very slowly. Currently working as a history teacher and looking like he's in his early 40s, Tom has a lot of past, a troubled relationship with the present, and quite a few uncertainties over the future.
The concept is intriguing: what is life like when you live much longer than other people? How do you look at the present and the future, when you've seen generation after generation making the same mistakes? How does history - yours and the world's - shape your present? How do you live when everyone you know will get old and die before you do - when you know that you will inevitable grieve? All of which, of course, are questions for everyone - just on a smaller scale.
Published June 19, 2017 by Canongate Books Ltd, Canongate Books.