I opened this book for a time travel adventure and found myself deep in the emotional wake of dealing with the consequences of ones mistakes. Tom Barron, or is it John Barron. I guess it depends on which today you're talking about. Tom Barron is an average guy living in a utopian world with a genius father who only sees disappointment when he looks at his son. Things go wrong pretty quickly. What does someone do when they're brokenhearted and have a time machine? Something stupid.