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A Tale for the Time Being
Author: Ruth Ozeki

ISBN: 9781922079183
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 7 March 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4 x 3.1
Winner, Independent Bookseller Week, Book of the Year, United Kingdom, 2013 Shortlisted, Man Booker Prize, 2013

Nao lives in Tokyo. She is sixteen, and has decided to write a diary before she kills herself. Eventually, she thinks, it will find its reader.

Ruth lives with her husband on the Pacific coast of Canada. A few months after the 2010 tsunami she finds a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore. It contains a diary...

'This is the simple story of a girl, her great-grandmother and the novelist who becomes enthralled with their tale. But this simple story draws from the deep currents of our times, from quantum physics, Japanese ghost tales, suicide trends, first-person accounts of kamikaze fighters during World War II, thirteenth-century Buddhist texts and recent pop culture. It is a meditation on impermanence, and the intimate relationship between past and present, fact and fiction, and time and text.' Ruth Ozeki

About the Author

Ruth Ozeki was born and raised in Connecticut by an American father and a Japa...

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