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The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything

A Novel

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From John D. MacDonald, one of the enduring American novelists of the twentieth century, comes a science fiction classic with a timeless premise. An aimless young man discovers a way to stop the world in its tracks—and that’s when his life truly begins.

Introduction by Dean Koontz

Once an ordinary math teacher, Omar Krepps developed a knack for gambling, amassed a fabulous fortune, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world and giving away his millions. Upon his death, however, Krepps bequeaths nothing to his nephew and only living blood relative, Kirby Winter—nothing, that is, except an antique watch and a sealed letter to be opened after one year.

But Kirby has much more in his possession than he realizes. The watch has the power to manipulate time. Not only does this revelation shed light on the mystery of his uncle’s life, it puts Kirby on the path to unimaginable wealth and a new lease on love . . . as well as a whole host of deadly troubles. Even in a universe where time is no issue, Kirby must tread carefully to stay one step ahead of danger.

Praise for John D. MacDonald

“To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut

“As a young writer, all I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me.”—Dean Koontz

“John D. MacDonald was a writer way ahead of his time.”—John Saul

Customer Reviews

The Girl, The Gold Watch and Everything

If you haven't read this book you are truly missing out! My family owns a book store, and all of us read voraciously. It is the one book we all agree stands out. Funny, well won't be disappointed!


Written many decades ago, this is easily one of the most original — and funniest — books written. True, there aren’t steamy sex scene, lost of gunfire, or explosive car crashes, but the book is nonetheless funny and deserves to be taken seriously.

The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Published: Sep 12, 1985
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Random House, LLC
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
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