A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel

A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel

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A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki—shortlisted 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 there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life… (more)


A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest. A Tale for the Time Being is her third novel.

Editorial reviews (9 reviews)

It’s a trip, full of heart, and a good read, and did I mention? There’s a cat (and Schrödinger’s cat as well).

Ozeki takes on big themes in “A Tale for the Time Being” — not just the death of individuals but also the death of the planet.

Ozeki manages to turn existential conundrums into a playful, joyful and pleasantly mind-bending dialogue between reader and writer.

Book Details  

Publisher: Penguin (March 12, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 432 pages

File size: 2.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Kitschies Red Tentacle Award 2013 winner, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2013 winner

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