UNUSUAL TIME STRUCTURES
Plots that play with past, present, and future
The most powerful literature arises from the intelligent meeting of form and meaning. But these books below go a step further: here the form IS the meaning (or at least a very large part of it). Each of these novels has employed a uniquely specific time structure to illuminate and inform their central purpose and message, be it that the apparent pace of life is an evolving thing, that a magical do-over could result at the same end—or the total opposite, or that each person’s spirit is as different as each day.