Big-hearted and fully realized in its time, this contemporary tale is set in the creative world of video game production in the 1990's. I would classify it as over 15's YA, but it's a read with much broader appeal, especially to Gen Y because the cultural references are all theirs. For lovers of Chabon's Pulitzer winning Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, here is an easy recommend.
This is not a romance, but it is about love
Two kids meet in a hospital gaming room in 1987. One is visiting her sister, the other is recovering from a car crash. The days and months are long there. Their love of video games becomes a shared world -- of joy, escape and fierce competition. But all too soon that time is over, fades from view.
When the pair spot each other eight years later in a crowded train station, they are catapulted back to that moment. The spark is immediate, and together they get to work on what they love - making games to delight, challenge and immerse players, finding an intimacy in digital worlds that eludes them in their real lives. Their collaborations make them superstars.
This is the story of the perfect worlds Sadie and Sam build, the imperfect world they live in, and of everything that comes after success- Money. Fame. Duplicity. Tragedy.
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow takes us on a dazzling imaginative quest as it examines the nature of identity, creativity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play and, above all, our need to connect- to be loved and to love.
'Exquisite' TAYARI JONES, Women's Prize-winning author of An American Marriage
'A beautifully wrought saga of human connection and the creative process, of love and all of its complicated levels' ERIN MORGENSTERN
'A brilliant story about life's most challenging puzzles' NATHAN HILL, New York Times-bestselling author of The Nix
'Utterly brilliant. In this sweeping, gorgeously written novel, Gabrielle Zevin charts the beauty, tenacity, and fragility of human love and creativity' JOHN GREEN