A Tale for the Time Being (Hardcover)

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March 2013 Indie Next List


“Nao, a suicidal Japanese girl, postpones her death as she grows closer to her 104-year-old great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun. Ruth, an American author with writer's block, discovers a diary washed ashore on her remote island in the Pacific Northwest. Ruth becomes obsessed with Nao and her diary, and readers will be drawn in as their stories intertwine. Ozeki's creatively constructed novel, complete with footnotes, Japanese characters, and appendices, will have readers marveling at the leaps in time and connection that bring the two women together in this witty, daring, and thoughtful novel.”
— Cheryl Krocker McKeon, Book Passage, San Francisco, CA

About the Author


Ruth Ozeki, author of the award-winning novel "My Year of Meats," worked for more than a decade in television and film. Her documentary and dramatic films have been shown on PBS, at the Sundance Film Festival, and at colleges and universities across the country.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781410460462
ISBN-10: 1410460460
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: August 28th, 2013
Pages: 697
Language: English