For these two lovers, time is the ultimate long distance. Miranda Hawking is a student in the 24th Century, a time when astronauts fly among the stars, endless cities sprawl across the Earth and artificial intelligences govern a lasting peace between nations. Friskin York is a painter in the 11th Century, a time when food is scarce, art is an abomination and war burns constantly on the horizon. When a technological mishap brings them together in the tragic Dark Ages, the laws of time meet the stubbornness of the human heart. With powerful antagonists from the past and future working against their improbable connection, will Friskin and Miranda allow the complications of their heritage to pull them apart, or will they hold strong across history, becoming a couple whose devotion lasts for all time?
Chambers of the Endless Heart
Only once you fall in love do you know what it means to be alive. But once you’ve found that kindred soul, your decisions become more complicated. In this collection of short stories, characters with very different backgrounds but one thing in common--the entanglement of love--reach deep into their hearts to reckon with challenges of romance, family and time.
The reminiscences of a family at Christmas become a meditation on love through the generations. A police officer reconsiders his priorities after an encounter with a violent criminal. A widower embarks on an obsessive mission to restore lost photographs of his wife.
Each of our experiences with love are at once brief and timeless, individual and universal. No one knows all the answers. But a selection of private journeys to achieve the ultimate in human selflessness can be found here, in these five chambers of an endless heart.