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In 1972, two seconds were added to time. It was in order to balance clock time with the movement of the earth. Byron Hemming knew this because James Lowe had told him and James was the cleverest boy at school. But how could time change? The steady movement of hands around a clock was as certain as their golden futures.
Then Byron’s mother, late for the school run, makes a devastating mistake. Byron’s perfect world is shattered. Were those two extra seconds to blame? Can what follows ever be set right?
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Well Written but Bleak
Beautifully written but painfully sad; this novel is a tough go with little in the way of joy to relieve the tension. The psychological cruelty inflicted upon Byron and his mother is hard to bear, and almost gothic in its relentless pace. Nonetheless, Jim’s trauma and OCD is vividly described- a compassionate portrayal of someone profoundly damaged by those who should have protected him most.