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The Resource A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki

A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki

Label
A tale for the time being
Title
A tale for the time being
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Ozeki
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Yasutani, a Japanese schoolgirl has decided there is 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, Jiko, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. But Nao actually ends up writing her own life story; the diary is her only solace, and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on the shore of Canada's Vancouver Island, where she discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox, possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. The diary is in a freezer bag with some old letters in French and a vintage watch and Ruth begins to investigate how the bag traveled from Japan to her island, and why it contains what it does. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of the author's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, this is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ozeki, Ruth L
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.Z45
LC item number
T35 2013
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Buddhist nuns
  • Women authors
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • Vancouver Island (B.C.)
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, pages [419]-420
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
796756004
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780670026630
Lccn
2012039878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table
Label
A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, pages [419]-420
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
796756004
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780670026630
Lccn
2012039878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table

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