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A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki
A Tale for the Time Being
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4.23 65
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780857867971 (0857867970)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Pages no: 422
Edition language: English
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Tellulah Darling
Tellulah Darling rated it
5.0 A great and beautiful drift
This is a story about drift. Drift in the sense of ocean currents that wash artifacts up on a distant shore. Drift in the sense of our lives, as we bob along, hopefully keeping our heads above the waves but sometimes finding it easier to let ourselves sink down to the bottom. And I think that the be...
Lydia's Page
Lydia's Page rated it
Ahh, magical realism. What a delightful read!!
Lillelara rated it
5.0 A Tale For The Time Being
Nao is a 16 year old, troubled, japanese girl, who starts to write a diary about her own life and the life of her family in the present and in the past. This diary happens to fall in the hands of the novelist Ruth, who lives a secluded life with her husband Oliver on a remote Canadian island. As Rut...
AEriko's Book Corner
AEriko's Book Corner rated it
4.5 A Tale for the Time Being
This was an excellent read! I always love the way Ozeki portrays Japan and Japanese culture. Authors who aren't of Japanese descent often have a bad habit of making Japan and the Japanese ridiculously exotic and stereotypical (fixations on honor, for one). Nao's story was so compelling I could har...
even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment
even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment rated it
0.0 A Tale for the Time Being
I can't decide on a star rating for this. I loved Nao's segments so much - they were quirky in the best possible sense of the word. The tale of her losing and finding herself (and her family) will stay with me for a long time.However, while I understand the function of the author self-insert chapt...
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