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Tale for the Time Being, A: Booker Shortlist 2013

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  • Tale for the Time Being, A: Booker Shortlist 2013 
    Title: Tale for the Time Being, A: Booker Shortlist 2013
    Author: OZEKI RUTH
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 07/03/2013
    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHERS
    Price: $33.00
    Publishing status: Active

    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



    ISBN: 9781922079183
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