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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth L. Ozeki
  

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013.

Weaving across continents and decades, and exploring the relationship between reader and writer, fact and fiction, A Tale for the Time Being is an extraordinary novel about our shared humanity and the search for home.

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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth L. Ozeki

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013.

Within the pages of this book lies the diary of a girl called Nao. Riding the waves of a tsunami, it is making its way across the ocean. It will change the life of the person who finds it. It might just change yours, too.

Reviews

'Bewitching, intelligent and heartbreaking ... Nao is an inspired narrator and her quest to tell her great grandmother's story, to connect with her past and with the larger world, is both aching and true. Ozeki is one of my favorite novelists and here she is at her absolute best -- Junot Diaz

'A Tale for the Time Being is a timeless story. Ruth Ozeki beautifully renders not only the devastation of the collision between man and the natural world, but also the often miraculous results of it. She is a deeply intelligent and humane writer who offers her insights with a grace that beguiles. I truly love this novel' -- Alice Sebold

'This is one of the most deeply moving and thought-provoking novels I have read in a long time. In precise and luminous prose, Ozeki captures both the sweep and detail of our shared humanity, moving seamlessly between Nao's story and our own' -- Madeline Miller author of The Song of Achilles

'Ingenious and touching, A Tale for the Time Being is also highly readable. And interesting: the contrast of cultures is especially well done' -- Philip Pullman

About the Author

Ruth Ozeki is an award-winning novelist and filmmaker. She is the author of My Year of Meats (1998) and All Over Creation (2002). Ozeki was born and raised in Connecticut, by an American father and Japanese mother. In June 2010 she was ordained as a Zen Buddhist priest. She divides her time between British Columbia and New York. www.ruthozeki.com

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2013

Author

Ruth L. Ozeki

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Author's Website

www.ruthozeki.com/

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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780857867971

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