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ISBN-10: 0143124870

ISBN-13: 9780143124870

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A superb, unforgettable novel from bestselling writer Ruth Ozeki—shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the nationwide e-book Critics Circle Award

“A time being is anyone who lives in time, and that suggests you, and me, and each one in all us who's, or used to be, or ever will be.”

In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has made up our minds there’s just one get away from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. yet sooner than she ends all of it, Nao first plans to record the lifetime of her nice grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived greater than a century. A diary is Nao’s simply solace—and will contact lives in methods she will be able to scarcely think. around the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist dwelling on a distant island who discovers a set of artifacts washed ashore in a hi Kitty lunchbox—possibly particles from the devastating 2011 tsunami. because the secret of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the prior, into Nao’s drama and her unknown destiny, and ahead into her personal future.

Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the connection among author and reader, previous and current, truth and fiction, quantum physics, historical past, and fable, A story for the Time Being is a brilliantly creative, beguiling tale of our shared humanity and the quest for home.

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