A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel


A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel Author Ruth Ozeki
ISBN-10 0143124870
ISBN-13 9780143124870
Year 2013-12-31
Pages 432
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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A brilliant unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozekishortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award 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 theres 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 whos lived more than a century A diary is Naos only solaceand 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 lunchboxpossibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami As the mystery of its contents unfolds Ruth is pulled into the past into Naos drama and her unknown fate and forward into her own future Full of Ozekis 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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