Travel writer Gabriel Prince runs into an eccentric fellow American at the Musee des Techniques in Paris. Turns out Jasper Hudnut is a noted physicist who has (1) access to a time machine; and (2) a propostion--how would Gabriel like to go back in time and sidetrack Ronald Reagan's path to the presidency? Not that much, as it turns out, but the idea gradually becomes more appealing, and next thing you know Gabriel's working for Warner Brothers in 1938 and falling in love with Hudnut's aunt, who is a 23-year-old WB starlet. Things get complicated when the time machine's rightful (they feel) owners, a pair of Europunks from the future, show up in Southern California wanting their hardware back. Things get way more complicated when Reagan dies when he isn't supposed to, and Gabriel finds himself in 1984, and....Ah, just read the book.
Peter gives an overview of the book:
Peter Delacorte was born in New York and, fleeing oppression, moved to San Francisco in 1971. Alas, there was oppression in San Francisco too, but the summers were cooler and he could find a place to park. He lives on Potrero Hill with his wife, Bonnie, and their pretty...