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A tale for the time being

Author
Publisher
New York : Viking, 2013.
Description
432 pages ; cm.
Call #
FIC Ozeki
Summary
""A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be." In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. Butbefore she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace--and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox--possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's dramaand her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home"--
Subjects
ISBN #
9780143124870

 

ID #
1622401

 

Availability

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BroadwayFIC OzekiAdult Hard Cover0228564777321Available
Jackson HeightsFIC OzekiAdult Hard Cover0228564548623Due 5-6-2014
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FlushingFIC OzekiAdult Hard Cover0228564548557Due 5-3-2014
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Long Island CityFIC OzekiAdult Hard Cover0228564548581Available
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BroadwayFIC OzekiAdult Hard Cover0228564548565Due 5-1-2014
AuburndaleFIC OzekiAdult Hard Cover0228564548417On Hold
DouglastonFIC OzekiAdult Trade Paperback0228566021025Due 5-6-2014
Forest HillsFIC OzekiAdult Trade Paperback0228562658234Available
Richmond HillFIC OzekiAdult Trade Paperback0228562450418Available
WoodhavenFIC OzekiAdult Trade Paperback0228568374844Available

Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki -short listed for the Booker Prize "A?time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be." In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace-and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox-possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.     .

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