At forty-three Jeff Winston is tired of his low-paid, unrewarding job, tired of the long silences at the breakfast table with his wife, saddened by the thought of no children to comfort his old age. But he hopes for better things, for happiness, maybe tomorrow …
But a sudden, fatal heart attack puts paid to that. Until Jeff wakes up in his eighteen-year-old body, all his memories of the next twenty-five years intact. If he applies those memories, he can be rich in this new chance at life and can become one of the most powerful men in America.
Until he dies at forty-three and wakes up in his eighteen-year-old body again … and again in a continuous twenty-five year cycle each time starting from scratch at the age of eighteen to reclaim lost loves, make a fortune – or remedy past mistakes.
A novel of gripping adventure, romance, and fascinating speculation on the nature of time, Replay asks the question: “What if you could live your life over again?”
In 1986 (seven years before the release of the film Groundhog Day), Grimwood published this riveting novel about a man who dies of a heart attack and then wakes up in his college dorm room 25 years earlier. He discovers that he has the chance to live his life over again. And again. And again. This is one of the most elegant and moving time travels stories ever written. A thrilling adventure that also explores the nature of destiny and the human experience.
Ernest Cline, author of READY PLAYER ONE
I didn't just love Replay, I believed in it, I dreamed of it ... I also discovered that I wasn't only believer; at the time, there were fan sites dedicated to Replay. Hundreds of people - like the fellow replayers we never realize are out there - were all dreaming my same dream
Brad Meltzer, You Must Read This
Powerful ... compelling ... superb!
Ken Grimwood's Replay is one of the freshest, most engaging novels
The story and writing are terrific and the end is a thoroughly satisfying answer to a great "what if" question
I was moved by it greatly
The psychological implications ... are vividly portrayed and his characters are well drawn and sustained
Highly successful ... the heart of the tale is the swift sophistication of its unpacking of the great dream
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