All Our Wrong Todays: Novel by Elan Mastai

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Elan Mastai is a Canadian screenwriter, novelist and producer born in Vancouver. All Our Wrong Todays is his first novel (February 2017). He is best known for The F Word (2013), for which he was attributed the Canadian Screen Award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards in 2014. Elan Mastai studied film at Queen’s University and Concordia University.

Born to a Canadian mother and an Israeli father, Elan was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia and lives in Toronto with his wife and children.

Among his other screenplays are, MVP: Most Vertical Primate (2001), Alone in the Dark (co-written with Michael Roesch, 2005), The Samaritan, and Fury (co-written with David Weaver, 2012).

All Our Wrong Todays (2017) is a science fiction novel about a man from a future utopia, who is transported through time to contemporary society. This book was made possible by a $1.25 million deal Elan Mastai was able to secure.


You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we’d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren’s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn’t necessary.

Except Tom just can’t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that’s before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland.

But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and—maybe, just maybe—his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom’s search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future—our future—is supposed to be.

All Our Wrong Todays is about the versions of ourselves that we shed and grow into over time. It is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms. Filled with humor and heart, and saturated with insight and intelligence and a mind-bending talent for invention, this novel signals the arrival of a major talent.

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