A Tale for the Time Being

  • Type: Ebooks
  • By: Ruth Ozeki
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Morgan D.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781101606254
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Metaphysical trickery with a beating heart, for fans of David Mitchell

A novelist in British Columbia finds a Ziploc baggie washed up on the shore of the island where she lives. Inside is a Japanese teenager's English-language diary, bundled with letters in Japanese and French.
 
The voices of these two writers alternate between chapters, and in the distance between them is a mystery; a metafictional query into the relationship between writers and readers; a crash course in quantum physics; an introduction to Zen Buddhism; a compelling war story; and a beautiful depiction of the very different worlds they live in.