What if the only way forward is to go back? One way to find out is to pick a copy of my first novel, Someday Jennifer, published by HarperCollins Canada and out in August 2019 in English, followed by a Finnish version in September 2019, and a Swedish translation right after that.
Follow Jennifer, Peter and the rest of the characters, and go back in time on the book’s Instragram account @somedayjenniferbook.
Peter is stuck. The promise of his youth has petered out into a comfortable but lonely adulthood: his career is flat, his friendships exist only on Facebook, and his romantic life is well past its expiry date.
But one night, spurred on by a viewing of Back to the Future after one too many drinks, he has an idea—that he will just go back. Back to the moment when his path stretched out ahead of him; when happiness was an everyday feeling, and not something to be chased. Back to when his worst problem was which pair of acid-washed jeans to wear; to when the perfect girl sat next to him in English class. Back to 1986.
Fired up by his new mission, Peter packs up his life, turns off his cellphone, and moves back into his teenage bedroom. He lets his hair grow long, stuffs himself into those same acid-washed jeans and resolutely ignores everything about the world that didn’t exist in the mid-eighties. Throwing himself into the project of restoring his small town’s old movie theatre, he hides his true objective from everyone—to get a second chance with the first (and only true) love of his life: that perfect girl beside him in English class, Jennifer.
But time travel is never without its complications, especially when everyone else around you remains in the present. When even his perfect 1986 starts to show its cracks, Peter is finally forced to answer the question, can you every truly go back?
Go straight back to the ’80s with the help of this Someday Jennifer playlist. Pull up your leg warmers and enjoy the flowing mullets for – guaranteed – three hours and five minutes. Frankie say RELAX!
Where we’re going, we don’t need … roads. Crank up the volume all the way to 88 and transport yourself to Hill Valley!