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Publisher's Summary

Back to the Future meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in this original, poignant race-against-time story about a boy who travels back to 1984 to save his father's life.

My dad died twice. Once when he was 39 and again four years later, when he was 12.

On his 12th birthday, Al Chaudhury receives a letter from his dead father. It directs him to the bunker of their old house, where Al finds a time machine (an ancient computer and a tin bucket). The letter also outlines a mission: travel back to 1984 and prevent the go-kart accident that will eventually take his father's life.

But, as Al soon discovers, whizzing back 30 years requires not only imagination and courage but also lying to your mom, stealing a moped, and setting your school on fire - oh, and keeping your pet hamster safe.

With a literary edge and tons of commercial appeal, this incredible debut has it all: heart, humor, vividly imagined characters, and a pitch-perfect voice.

©2016 Ross Welford (P)2016 Listening Library

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