“You have Parkinson’s Disease, Mr Preshevski”
The Time Thief is the remarkable story of Marco Preshevski who one day in March 2001 just after his 30th birthday was diagnosed with Adult Early Onset Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease. In the minutes, hours and days following his diagnosis many questions raced through his mind, but they all came back to one central challenge: would it be possible to finance his way through life, in the face of a relentless, stealth-like adversary such as Parkinson’s Disease?
Marco’s principal aim was to gain and retain enough income from employment to achieve his life goals. Most caring parents would agree that these goals amount to providing for your children, ensuring they have the full life that Marco always wanted his children to experience. Was it possible to retain enough time for him to fulfil these goals, while The Time Thief mercilessly chipped away at the block of precious time that Marco valiantly tried to preserve?
In this moving and inspiring memoir, Marco takes us deep into his innermost thoughts as he battled with Parkinson’s Disease in its unabating covert campaign to steal our most precious of resources.
The Time Thief is the second book from Marco Preshevski, following his successful debut novel, the best-selling Drivin’ Daughters and Parkinson’s which charted Marco’s relationship of twenty years with Parkinson’s Disease. Written with the same degree of wit and hilarious accounts of his real-life employment experiences, The Time Thief is a moving, inspirational novel that is a worthy sequel to Marco’s debut novel.