A Tale for the Time Being (Paperback)
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DescriptionWithin 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.
- Published: 11 March 2013
- Format: Paperback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780857867971 ISBN 10: 0857867970
- Sales rank: 703
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Reviews for A Tale for the Time Being
Diferent, readable, and complex
It is hard to describe this book with words. Complex, yet incredibly readable tale of life, survival, connection, and tragedies that one meet in a lifetime. It is very different from what I've read before, especially in it's complexity that reaches beyond just a regular story. The author used her knowledge of Japanese culture, budism, history, philosophy and methaphysics and created a story that will stay with you for weeks after you stopped reading it.
Read the whole review here: http://bit.ly/YSbSRy by Pia Klancar
A fascinating and mind-bending read
'A Tale for the Time Being' is refreshing, unexpected and thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. It follows the two separate stories of Nao - a Japanese teenager suffering from bullying and a suicidal father - and Ruth - the woman who finds Nao's diary washed up on a beach.
As the tale progresses, the two women's lives become ever more closely entwined, and the very natures of time and distance are called into question.
An astounding read, I'd highly recommend it! by Clare Diston
This is a fantastic, refreshing read. I loved Ozeki's writing style and the fun, engaging characters within. It's filled with sad and happy moments, warmth, and thought-provoking questions. I wanted to spend as much time as possible in this familiar yet mysterious world, and I'm sure you will, too. by robotnic