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The Time Keeper revolves around Dor, aka Father Time, who is the inventor of the first clock in the world. Young Dor belongs to a village, and grows up with Alli and Nim. Dor didn't want to become rich, unlike Nim who craved power. In time to come, Dor and Allie get married, and have three children, while Nim becomes a powerful king. Dor always wanted to measure time, which leads him to inventing the first sundial, calendar, and clock.
This results in Dor being imprisoned in a cave, where he spend centuries, listening to the downsides of teaching man to count time. The ability to count time makes man miserable as he spends his entire day counting, and is unable to enjoy the beauty of the world. During his time in the cave, Dor listens to the voices of those who craved more time. Dor is released from the cave after six thousand years, and is given a mandate, which is to educate humans on Earth about the value of time.
The two main characters are Sarah Lemon and Victor Delamonte. Sarah is a 17 year old girl who is extremely good at Science, but she isn't pretty. She craves for attention and love, which eventually lands her in a mess with one of the most popular guys in school. This causes her to contemplate suicide. On the other hand, Victor is the 14th richest man in the world, but he suffers from cancer and desires to stop time, as he wants to live more.
Father Time's mission is to save Sarah and Victor, who are on the verge of death. The Time Keeper tells the readers about the creation of time, how it is used and misused, and the way it is valued differently by people. Albom also challenges the readers to think what would happen in the world without timekeeping.
About Mitch Albom
Mitch Albom is an author, journalist, dramatist, television broadcaster, screenwriter, and musician.
Albom has written Have A Little Faith: A True Story, The Five People You Meet In Heaven and Tuesdays With Morrie.
Albom was born on 23rd May, 1958, in Passaic, New Jersey, US. He started to develop a liking for journalism during his time in New York. He then began working at night by playing music and writing for a weekly newspaper during the day, which helped him earn enough money to gain entry into the Graduate School of Journalism. Albom has written a number of articles in several sports magazines. His books have sold more than 30 million copies across the globe. Albom has been presented with over 200 writing honors from organizations such as the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the National Headliner Awards, among others. He presently works for the Parade Magazine as a contributing editor.