'The Time Traveler's Wife' gets a sequel

A preview of the upcoming sequel is available via the recently released e-book edition of 'The Time Traveler's Wife.'

'The Time Traveler's Wife' is by Audrey Niffeneger.

Readers eager to know what happened to the characters from Audrey Niffeneger’s “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” you’re in luck.

The Time Traveler's Wife” was released for the first time in e-book format on Sept. 23 and its electronic edition includes 25 pages of an upcoming sequel to the novel by Niffeneger.

The original book, which was released in 2003, focuses on librarian Henry DeTamble, who has the ability to jump through time but is often unable to control when he does so and finds it makes his life more difficult. Because of his unusual ability, his wife, Clare Abshire, first met him when she was six years old and he was an adult. They have a daughter, Alba, who they discover also has the ability to travel through time.

According to e-book retailer Zola Books, the sequel will focus on Alba as an adult, who is in love with two men – Zach, who lives life normally, and Oliver, a musician who has the same powers as Alba.

“It’s been intense to revisit the world of The Time Traveler’s Wife after ten years,” Niffeneger said in a statement. “Alba’s life has complications and delights that surprise even me. It’s funny how the imagination works quietly, secretly, just waiting to be asked for more story and serving it up as though it’s been there all along. I hope readers will be pleased, both with the new story and with Zola.”

The sequel does not yet have a title.

Niffeneger said she was originally reluctant to have “The Time Traveler's Wife” adapted into e-book format.

“All my publishers were like: 'So, let's have it,' and I just did that thing where you don't answer your email,” she said at the Literary Consultancy conference in June, according to the Guardian.

“The Time Traveler's Wife” was adapted into a 2009 film starring “Hanna” actor Eric Bana as Henry and “Midnight in Paris” actress Rachel McAdams as Clare.

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