THE CLOCK OF TIME PAST
Theo Fordjman, a lonely, athletic, fourteen-year-old, has two goals this summer: the first is to meet his favourite author, Stan IaIa, and second, to succeed in doing a double back flip on his skateboard.
Meeting his father Alex on the set of The Clock of Time Past, Stan lala's most uncharacteristic novel, he at last manages to achieve the first goal.
But Theo has no idea the novelist has found a real time machine that sends him, against his will, back to the summer of 1984... nor about the story that inspired the novel!
Reincarnated in his own father's body at 14 and helped by the latter's two best friends, Pom and Arthur, Theo must change the course of history in order to prevent the death of one of them.
As he leaps to and from the past like Marty McFly, the main character in Back to the Future, Theo discovers Alex, his seemingly distant, overworked father, by way of his awkward and dreamy childhood...
Stan lala's novel, written and rewritten depending on the modifications to Alex's destiny, serves as a leitmotif to resolve the plot and to return to the right present.
Having become a Time Voyager, Theo learns that the final goal was to put his own life in order, in the same way as his father's.
Part adventure novel and part homage to Back to the Future, L'Horloge du Temps Perdu deals with father-son relationships, friendship and resilience.